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Rutlish Foundation

The Rutlish Foundation is a Charity and, amongst other things, makes grants to those attending university provided that the applicant:-

  • attended Rutlish School for at least 3 years or
  • was born in the Ancient Parish of Merton or
  • is a resident in the Ancient Parish of Merton.

The Ancient Parish of Merton is about a quarter of what is now the London Borough of Merton. It is the area which historically was the Parish when the rest of the Borough was part of one of the neighbouring Parishes of Morden, Wimbledon and Mitcham. If you wish to check if you live in the area of benefit please contact the clerk with your address and it can be checked easily.

Grants are intended to supplement mandatory grants (where applicable) and student loans, not replace them and provide some help with such things as specialist equipment, books, computers, travel expenses, sport and other extra-mural activities.

The process is simple. If you believe you are eligible contact the clerk who will provide an application form and regulations:

The application form and regulations are also available on the Rutlish School website

Those applying for the first time will be asked to attend an informal interview. (These usually take place around Christmas or Easter). Students are asked to bring a budget statement.

Students can apply each year of their course. The process is the same except that the Trustees do not normally interview repeat applicants unless they have moved on to a new course.

When William Rutlish died in 1687 he left a bequest that has resulted in the Rutlish Foundation. The Rutlish Foundation now operates under a scheme made by the Charity Commissioners on 22 August 1994.

See also

Contact details

The Clerk
Rutlish Foundation
c/o Rutlish School
Watery Lane
Merton Park
SW20 9AD


This page was last updated on Friday 11 November 2011