Sidcot Old Scholars’ Association (SOSA) Education Trust
Charity number: 1099334
About the SOSA Education Trust
The SOSA Education Trust was set up in June 1927, initially to hold, invest and grow the Life Membership Fund (subscriptions paid by SOSA members) for the educational advancement and benefit of past and present Scholars. Over time, the Sidcot Old Scholars’ Association has disbanded, though the assets of the Trust have continued to grow.
The Trust supports a student bursary within the School, and also funds a number of Hutchinson Clothier Travel Scholarships, awarded annually to several students to help them with the costs of travel after leaving School. Projects supported include charitable, conservation or career-enhancing work to make a positive change.
In addition to the annual Travel Awards and bursary support, the SOSA Education Trust has also purchased and installed essential meteorological equipment at the School, bought musical instruments and a flexible learning pod, and most recently, provided a substantial gift of £15,000 towards the new Wellbeing Hub at Rose Cottage. All of this is possible due to generous legators including Michael Garrod, Sidcot 1939-46 and donors including the Gardiner Family.
How do I give to the SOSA Education Trust?
If you are interested in giving to the SOSA Education Trust, or in finding out more, please contact one of the Trustees listed below or via the Development Office on +44 (0)1934 845238.
“The Travel Award has given me a once in a lifetime experience.
Supporting a cause that I care strongly about.
Freedom to decide where to go and what to do.
Having people believing in your decisions and donating money to the Travel Award in good faith that it will be used properly was very humbling.
It taught me to be independent - travelling alone and meeting new people - and I recommend it wholeheartedly to everyone!”
Maya, recipient of the Hutchinson Clothier Travel Scholarship from the SOSA Education Trust, 2019