STUDENTS from Glusburn or Sutton could receive cash from a historic trust to support their education.

Students who are in further education at universities or colleges can apply for a small grant from the Sir John Horsfall Exhibition Foundation.

The committee of the Sir John Horsfall Exhibition Foundation will be considering grant applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or have attended community and/or voluntary schools in the parishes of Glusburn or Sutton-in-Craven before the age of 16.

All applicants will be expected to provide a reference from either their current or past tutor to prove their suitability for a grant. In previous years, the value of the grant has been about £100.

County councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “This grant could provide valuable extra help for people going on to further education. Funding studies can be a worry for students. These grants can help to relieve some of that pressure.”

Application forms are available from the Post-16 Team, North Yorkshire County Council, Jesmond House, Harrogate, HG1 5QE, on 01609 533693 or by emailing

The closing date for applications is November 30.

Call business support manager Lisa Herdman on 01609 534953 for further information about the Sir John Horsfall Exhibition Foundation.