Grants & Bursaries
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Proposals approved by Trustees for 2012 include:
Subsidy for residential seminar on Communications at the Adelphi Hotel Liverpoool 23-25 Nov 2012
Subsidy for Wortley Hall residential seminar on The Long and the Quick Revolution, 9-11 May 2012
Proposals approved by Trustees for 2011 include:
Subsidy for Wortley Hall seminar on The Media, 12-13 October
Annual RW weekend at Barlaston in May on The Spirit Level - during which a ‘bucket’ collection for the RUWON, Nepal project raised over £400
Residential Library – Reading Retreat project
Women’s education in Andrapradesh, India
Community Centres for Women and Youth, Congo, Africa
Oral History project – Britain at Work 1945-1995 - West London
WEA Politics course in North Staffs, autumn term
RWS - People of the Black Mountains Conf. Abergavenny
SEA Conference at WMC on Key Educational Issues for 2011 - Surveying the Landscape. Sat 26 Feb;
Subsidy for individual member to attend Literature tutorial at Barlaston; Issues in Politics WEA course.
Rural Women's Network for Education in Nepal;
Individual students for an annual Keele Summer School.
Projects supported in 2010 include:
January: Esperanto Drondo (Discussion Circle) week-end, subsidized from the
Learning Revolution - Transformation Fund. (TF)
Funding to assist a scholar/researcher to visit and work at the Raymond Williams Archive,
February: A major residential project at the WMC, Barlaston (TF assisted) bringing together
ODDc, PiPs, WEA, U3A, Sci-bar, cafe philosophique, Drondo, Lit & Phil, Book Group
and other informal adult learners to share experience and move forward.
May: Support for the annual Raymond Williams Week-end on Towards 2020.
Summer and Autumn: Financial support for these week-ends at WMC:
The Arnold Bennett Society residential on WB Yeats.
* Grant to Borderland Voices to help creative writing groups in a deprived area of Leek, Staffs.
* Grant to assist WEA student on organised trip to Liverpool Slavery Museum
* Further support for WEA Issues in Politics weekly course in Hanley
Funding for projects during 2009 included:
Farm2Grow (taster day, launching activities and courses involving socially and educationally disadvantaged)
Annual WEA Raymond Williams W/end on Key Words at Barlaston
BRASS (helping asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton)
Art theory and practice WEA residential at WMC, Barlaston
Cuba Day in Berwick-upon-Tweed – lecture and discussion sessions
Esperanto Drondo (discussion circle on big themes) w/end at Barlaston
NORSACA (Afro-Caribbean Association) Day at Barlaston
Cambridge Womens' Resource Centre, for educational courses
Oldham Refugees educational support.