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Ruth Hayman Trust

Ruth Hayman TrustThe Ruth Hayman Trust gives grants to support students, who speak English as a Second Language, on the widest range of courses - from helping doctors with exams to gain registration in the UK, to providing money for trainee hairdressers to buy scissors. The charity is supported by NATECLA.

Grants for ESOL studentsThe trustees, now thirteen in number, have continued to include a number of active practitioners in the teaching and organising of English as a second or additional language, but some also come from backgrounds in local government, IT and computing, and work with voluntary ethnic minority organisations. They also include trustees who themselves are refugees or come from communities who speak English as a Second or Other Language.

Ruth Hayman delivers over £15,000 of grants annually. Each contribution is small - the maximum award is for £500 - but that is often enough to make a crucial difference with fees, equipment or books. The responses we receive from successful applicants confirm how useful our awards are, especially to refugees and asylum seekers.

In 2011, the Chair of the Ruth Hayman Trust, Sheila Rosenberg, was awarded an O.B.E in the Queen's New Year's honours list for 'Services to ESOL Teaching'. As teacher, manager, inspector, teacher trainer, lecturer and writer, her contribution has never been less than outstanding. 

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