The Sir William Turner Foundation


The Sir William Turner Foundation is a registered educational charity, Charity Number 1075225. The Foundation has eight Trustees, with a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer as its officers.



The Foundation originates from the charitable bequest of Sir William Turner in his will of 1692, which led to the establishment of the Free School at Kirkleatham in 1709. The Foundation has had many amendments in its long history. The last major one being in 1999, following the merger in 1994 of Sir William Turner’s Sixth Form College and Cleveland Technical College Redcar. This established its current links with Redcar & Cleveland College and the Foundation supports educational activity in the College.



The Foundation makes annual grants to departments to assist with college activities that fall outside the standard curriculum. These include educational visits and equipment to support student learning that do not qualify for regular curriculum funding. 


The Foundation also supports the college’s Achievement Awards with cash bursaries, recognising students, who have made the most significant achievements in each academic year in each of the College’s departments. 



The Foundation had a financial interest in the site of the former Sixth Form College on Redcar Lane. Income from the sale of that site was invested in the new Redcar & Cleveland College building that opened in 2009 and the Higher Education extension that was added in 2011.


GUIDELINES for applicants:

At present applications are limited to the departments within Redcar & Cleveland College. The full guidelines and application form may be downloaded below.

Grant application form.pdf
Grant guidelines.pdf


Enquiries regarding the work of the Foundation can be addressed to: The Secretary, Sir William Turner Foundation, c/o The Principal's Office, Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road Redcar, TS10 1EZ.


Please note: The Foundation regrets that it is unable to respond to requests from individual students and it does not support sponsored or fund-raising events.