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Thomas Monke Charity

Thomas Monke Charity

Grants for Students & Apprentices from The Thomas Monke Charity

Thomas Monke was a wealthy landowner who lived in Shenton in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He had 3 sons but sadly all died within 12 years of each other, the last in 1704.

He was so distraught by their deaths that in his grief, he 'went walkabout'. He was especially moved by the kindness shown to him in 4 parishes (Austrey, Measham, Whitwick and Shenton) and so he decided to use his wealth to help the people of these villages. He made provision for apprentices to be awarded money towards the cost of tools.

The charity still exists today and apprentices and students up to the age of 25 who live within any of the 4 parishes are encouraged to apply for a grant to help pay for tools, equipment, books, fees or travelling expenses which will help develop skills in their jobs or to advance their education.

To make a request for a Grant please write to the Steward of the Charity Mr C Kitto, 29, Blacksmiths Lane, Newton Solney, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 0SD by the end of March in any year.

Organisation Type:Community

Information last updated Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:12.