One of the key aims of the Trust is to provide financial assistance towards capital projects in West Suffolk Schools. A number of such grants have been made during 2011, two notable examples have been:
The trustees agreed a grant of £2,500.00 to St Benedicts School towards the supply of a new laser cutter.
County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds who were given a grant by the trust this year of £11,000 to help with the refurbishment of the school’s laboratory facilities. The money has been put towards changing the layout of a classroom to make better use of available space, decorating the room and providing computer equipment.
Thurston Community College also benefited from a grant of £12,000 (over two years) towards the updating of their physics laboratories. This badly needed work has been long awaited and it is hoped that the grant will help to progress the work at a time when funds are stretched.