Grants will help Padiham young people to travel abroad

Young people from Padiham could get financial support for overseas travel and cultural experiences, thanks to a unique fund administered by Lancashire County Council.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 12:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th April 2018, 12:11 pm

The purpose of this travel fund is to provide the opportunity for young people, who couldn’t afford to do it on their own, to expand and further their educational knowledge through travel.

The scholarship is designed to provide travel opportunities for 16-25 year-olds in full time education, whose parents live within the boundaries of the former Urban District of Padiham.

The scholarship was established by the Will of Mr Arthur Edmundson Quinn of Great Harwood, who had also lived in Padiham. He gave one-fifth of his estate through a Trust, for the purpose of establishing a travel scholarship.

A share of this funding, around £500 to £3,000, is open to young people aged between 16-25, who are in full-time education, and live in Padiham outside of term time.

Your parents must live within the boundaries of the former Urban District of Padiham.

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “This is a wonderful chance for young people in Padiham to visit a new country or experience a new cultural event.

“Travel can sometimes be expensive, which stops some people from being able to do it, but this fund will help to open up new opportunities.

“We hope that young people in Padiham embrace this opportunity and contact the county council to help them to go on an exciting new experience.”

There are three Trustees for the fund - County Couns Alan Hosker, Tony Martin and Cosima Towneley, who will decide on the funding applications. You can apply for the fund or find out more via the county council’s website or call 01772 535497.