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The Old Pauline Trust Limited
When the Trust was set up at the Old Pauline Club’s centenary in 1972, its aim was to establish a substantial capital fund, the income from which would be used to benefit the Club and the School.
In recent years contributions have been made to fund portraits of retiring High Masters and the War Memorial; to support the School’s Summer Festival, and to finance the Thomas Clarkson award, the Old Pauline Club prize and the Old Pauline Club Shield (awarded to a Pauline in U8th who achieves distinction at national or international level); and it is expected that these commitments will be ongoing, together with occasional support for School sports tours or other ventures. Old Pauline affiliated clubs (for example the OP Rugby, Golf, Cricket and Football clubs) have also regularly benefited from Trust support improving facilities or enabling younger members to play a fuller part.
In addition awards of between £200 and £500 have been made to a number of individual Old Paulines undertaking worthy projects world-wide. These have included one recent graduate volunteering for a leading human rights agency in Delhi, another volunteering his expertise in finance to an organisation in Panama, a gap environmental project in Borneo, and volunteer work with Mercy Ships on the coast of Africa.
The fund is in good health, and we welcome applications from individuals or societies. An application form may be downloaded here and completed forms should be sent to the Hon Secretary, Sam Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org).