This page tells you about the Education projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years.

2020

  • Bursaries: The Fund awards financial support of £10,000 each to postgraduates studying in transport related subjects. Although the scheme was paused for 2020/21 the Fund decided, because of exceptional circumstances, to make one bursary award to a UCL student.

2019

  • Children’s Radio: a grant of £10,450 was awarded to fund an innovative series of short radio programmes for very young children on road design. You can listen to ‘What a Great Road’ here
  • Engineers without Borders: a grant of £5,000 was awarded to fund the 2019 Engineering Challenge programme aimed at inspiring people to become engineers and apply their skills by making a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.
  • Living Paintings: a grant of £5,684 was awarded to fund the production of a Touch to See Book entitled Vroom! a transport compendium for 4-7 year old blind and partially sighted children.
  • CIHT: a grant of £4,500 was awarded to fund the first phase of work to create a Future Transport Visions Group to promote the development of  young professionals network. You can read all about their projects on our News page here.
  • DriveSafe and StaySafe Ltd: a grant of £10,000 was awarded to fund the development of “The Conies“ – an interactive digital platform to educate and empower children to be aware of their own road safety. You can find their new website which is full of free resources here.
  • Bursaries: continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to post graduates studying in transport related subjects. In 2019 eight bursaries were awarded.

2018

  • PhD Application: a grant of £18,000 was awarded to a PhD student to carry out his studies at Leeds University.
  • CIHT: a grant of £10,000 was awarded towards the cost of mounting and evaluating an exhibition to promote Women in Transport.
  • SATRO: a grant of £2,500 was awarded to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
  • Engineers without Borders: a grant of £2,500 was awarded to fund a Design Challenge programme aimed at inspiring people to become engineers and apply their skills by making a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.
  • Bursaries: continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to post graduates studying in transport related subjects. In 2018 eight bursaries were awarded.

2017

  • EDT Headstart: a grant of £9,010 was awarded to fund hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology based careers.
  • SATRO: a grant of £2,500 was awarded to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
  • Bursaries: continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to post graduate students studying in transport related subjects. In 2017, seven bursaries were awarded.
  • University of South Wales: a grant of £19,754 was awarded to fund the development and testing of an educational road safety game for children with DCD.

2016

  • EDT Headstart: a grant of £7,850 was awarded to EDT Headstart to fund hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.
  • Safe Drive Stay Alive: grants were awarded to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (£5,500) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (£5,000) to support road safety project work.
  • West Midlands Fire Service: a grant of £4,000 was awarded to fund the production of a road safety film.
  • In 2 Change: a grant of £7,075 was awarded to support work with prisoners and ex-offenders to change driver related behaviour
  • SATRO: a grant of £2,400 was awarded to SATRO to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
  • Bursaries: continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to PhD students studying in transport related subjects. In 2016, eight bursaries were awarded.
  • Arkwright Scholarships Trust: continuing the annual sponsorship of two Rees Jeffreys awards for £2,000 each to sixth form students with a particular interest in engineering.

2015

  • EDT Headstart: a grant of £10,000 was awarded to continue the growth and development of transport courses.
  • Surrey Fire and Rescue: a grant of £3,500 was awarded to Surrey Fire and Rescue to support the ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ project.  
  • SATRO: a grant of £1,800 was awarded to SATRO to support events to inspire and enthuse young people.  
  • Bursaries: continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to masters students in transport related subjects. In 2015, eight bursaries were awarded.
  • Arkwright Scholarships Trust: continuing the annual sponsorship of two Rees Jeffreys awards for £2,000 each to sixth form students with a particular interest in engineering.

Previous Years

Previously to 2015, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund gave £166,050 towards education and training projects.

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