By Alison Bagley (Leamington Courier)
Young people can now apply for financial support from a historic charity in Warwick, to give them a monetary boost as they start on their career paths.
Terry Brown, chairman of the Warwick Apprenticing Charities, launched the opening of applications to the fund which supports young people living within Warwick to help them get established.
Now managed as one charity, the fund has its origins back in the 17th century, when apprenticeships were essential to learn a trade and which could take up to seven years.
Five charities were originally established to help support the young to afford lodgings, or the tools of their trade and these were brought together in 1930.
Nowadays the charity continues to pursue its original aims by making grants to students attending university or undertaking apprenticeships or any other form of training designed to help them pursue their careers.
Assistance is given including the payment of fees, provision of books, equipment and materials, special clothing and traveling expenses.
Applicants must live within the bounds of the town of Warwick, have left school and be under 25 years of age.
Anyone interested in applying should go to the charity’s website www.warwickspprenticingcharities.org.uk to download an application form.
The Rotary Club of Warwick hosted the launch of the applications