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About

The Kelsick Trust has been supporting schools, young people and youth groups in the Lakes Parish community since 1723 by giving educational grants to the under-25s. The purpose of Kelsick grants is to help our local children and young people of all abilities who are resident in Ambleside, Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale and part of Troutbeck to achieve their full potential …

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Applying for a grant

Download Grant Form here INDIVIDUAL GRANTS  GRANTS are available to individual students under 25 who have been resident in Lakes Parish normally for two years, or at the discretion of trustees. They must be living in Ambleside, Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale or in Troutbeck as far as the Trout Beck. A Kelsick grant is a contribution in the form of a …

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Kelsick Centre

The Kelsick Centre in St Mary’s Lane is at the heart of village life as well as being the administrative centre of the Kelsick Educational Foundation. It provides a spacious, comfortable and convenient venue on the level in the centre of Ambleside, only 100m from King Street car park, with on-street disc parking nearby and space in front of the …

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Kelsick Trustees

Kelsick trustees must include representatives from Cumbria County Council, the University of Cumbria, South Lakeland District Council, Lakes Parish Council and St Mary’s Parish Church. It also co-opts trustees who have specific business, educational or other skills essential to the Trust. Trustees                                      …

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Kelsick History

John Kelsick’s Will The Kelsick Educational Foundation is based on the will of John Kelsick, who died at the age of 24 in 1723 leaving a substantial estate, despite his relative youth. John Kelsick’s name first appears in Ambleside Parish registers in 1699 when he was baptised. He was the son of George Kelsick, a provision merchant and cooper in …