The Rotary Club of Sidcup Educational Trust - or RoSET for short- was set up in 1985 as a registered charity (No 293030) with the aim of making financial grants to young people up to the age of 26 who live, are being educated or work in Sidcup who need help to enable them to pursue educational and character forming projects. Grants are given for a wide variety of projects both at home and abroad. We encourage young people from all backgrounds and abilities to make use of the opportunity provided by RoSET and welcome applications from those with special needs. Please note that grants cannot be given to support normal college or university fees.
RoSET has made over 200 awards, helping to fund such diverse projects as Operation Raleigh,expeditions to the Himalayas and South America, volunteer work abroad, World Scout Jamborees, conservation research projects, teaching children in underprivileged parts of the world, whilst at home we have helped young people with outward bound courses, budding young athletes pursuing their ambitions and young performing artists to progress their art and their career chances. In recent times we have teamed up with Bexley Council Sports Dept. to fund an Olympic Legacy programme to encourage aspiring young athletes, and with Bird College to fund a Development Through Performing Arts programme to support young people involved in the performing arts.
How to Apply
Applications should, wherever possible, be submitted by the Head of School, Youth Organisation, Club or Employer, Bexley Sports Dept. or the Bird College, whichever applies, (but not the candidates parents) Candidates seeking funds from several sources for a major project may apply on their own behalf providing that full sponsorship details with a confidential letter are submitted. You can download an application form below.
Please note that confidential comments of the supporting or sponsoring person are of particular interest and importance and must be supplied in all cases.
The main objective of the scheme is to provide a challenge and experience for young people who might otherwise not have such an opportunity. RoSET awards generally range from £200 to £500. Each application will be considered on an individual basis.
What if I am successful?
After the event successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report about their project and how they have benefited personally and may be invited to a Sidcup Rotary Club meeting to talk about their experience. We are always very happy to have successful applicants speak to the club about their experience. Should the event/project be cancelled or the applicant be unable to attend the grant must be fully refunded.
The Trustees reserve the right to refuse any application without giving reasons for their decision which shall be deemed final. The RoSET Award Scheme is operated by the Rotary Club of Sidcup on behalf of the Trustees of the Trust. The capital to finance the scheme was contributed by members, their friends, local firms and organisations as part of their voluntary support to the local community.