The Harley Trust

Thomas Harley of Osgathorpe, who died in 1670, left in his will sufficient funds to build alms houses, a school and a school house, all in Osgathorpe, and land rentals to endow six clergy widows with £10 per annum each and £40 per annum for the headmaster of the school. 

The Harley Trust currently has a net income of approximately £240,000 per annum. In accordance with Thomas Harley’s will 75% of this income is distributed to the dependants of deceased clergy in the Diocese of Leicester and 25% to the education of young people under the age of twenty-five whose parents live in Leicestershire; the latter is notionally divided two-thirds to young people, with a preference for those who live in Osgathorpe, Belton and the old Urban District of Coalville, and one-third to the schools which serve these areas.

To learn more about the Harley Trust or to make an application for a grant please follow the links at the head of the page