About the Trust
The EWS Educational Trust is a registered charity established in 2009 with funds from the sale of English Welsh & Scottish Railway Holdings Limited. These funds were gifted in trust by the former framework shareholders as a permanent legacy in recognition of the contributions of the people who made the business the success it became.
The purpose of the Trust is to award grants on a discretionary basis to enable candidates who have close family links to the UK rail freight industry to pursue academic excellence, sporting or artistic development at a high level, and to support those individuals facing exceptional challenges.
The Trust is managed by voluntary Trustees who have a wide range of experience in business and the charity world. The current Trustees are:
Keith Heller (Chairman of the Trustees)
The Grant Committee, which is made up of Trustees, meets to consider applications at least once a year. The deadline for 2023/24 Educational applications is 31 August 2023.