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Elizabeth Lane School Foundation

The Elizabeth Lane School Foundation (ELSF) is a charity founded by Elizabeth Lane on 12th June 1770.  The objects of the charity are to apply the income towards benefits for Marsh Baldon CE Primary School (not normally provided by the local authority) to promote religious instruction by means of Sunday School or otherwise, and to award grants to children and young persons under the age of 25 who are resident in the parishes of Marsh & Toot Baldon with Nuneham Courtenay, or who have attended the school for not less than 2 years and who are in need of financial assistance.


The grants to children and young people have included help with books, travel, residential trips, clothing, tools for apprenticeship, University travel costs and extra tuition.


The School House adjacent to the school, the principle asset of the ELSF, was sold in 1988.  The 

proceeds from the sale of the School House were invested, as advised by The Charity Commission, and comprise the permanent capital of the Foundation.  The market value of these investments amounts to £299,000.


Since 1988, the Charity has had total income of nearly £295,600 and made payments totalling £266,700.  The expenditure has been applied as follows (as at September 2022):


£94,000     New School buildings / classroom

£132,800   Teachers salaries, equipment and other school benefits

£13,500     Music and Sunday School, etc                       

£26,400     Grants to individuals                                      



The Elizabeth Lane School Foundation Trustees are Ivan Ball (Chairman), Andy Brewin (Treasurer), Carolyn Hanwell, Rev Teresa Sykes and Emma Timms.


To apply for a grant from the Foundation, please complete the Application Form below.  Alternatively, Application Forms may be obtained from Ivan Ball on

ELSF Application