Applications are now invited for awards from students who are progressing from secondary education to a high level course in Welsh, English or a Creative Arts subject. The purpose of the award is to assist students with the purchase of materials or books at the start of their course. If a student has achieved musical qualifications during their school years but pursuing a course in another field they may still be eligible if they continue to study or perform music. Applicants must live in and around the Dyfi Valley including Aberdyfi and Tywyn.

The Foundation was started by Sally Marshall and her late husband Jim and the Friends of the Tabernacle in 1995. Countless youngsters have benefited since then and it is a privilege to keep in touch with them and watch them progress in their chosen careers. The Foundation is generously supported by a group of benefactors, donations and fund raising events. We gratefully acknowledge the support given.

How to apply for an Award

Students must write a letter of application stating their qualifications for an award and enclose a CV supported by two references from their current teachers. This application should be sent by July 31st to:

Mrs Sally Marshall
Chair Educational Foundation
The Tabernacle
Heol Penrallt
SY20 8AJ

Presentation of Awards

Applications will be considered by a small committee. Those successful for an an award will be invited to the evening concert at the Machynlleth Festival on Monday 21 August when the awards will be presented.

Acknowledgement and Feedback

Recipients of an award are required to acknowledge it by letter to Sally Marshall and inform her of how the money is spent. We also hope that each recipient will be prepared to contribute in some way in support of the Tabernacle. It is a pleasure to welcome back recipients who have been willing to give a talk, mount a small exhibition, give a recital and help with stewarding at events.