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The Whitgift Foundation is the oldest educational charity based in Croydon. Founded in 1596 its aims were to provide education for the young and care for the elderly.
Over 400 years later, the Foundation, founded by John Whitgift, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, continues to develop fully Archbishop Whitgift's vision and ambition for Croydon. The Foundation now comprises:
Bursaries are available to enable a significant number of talented children to benefit from a first-rate education at one of The Whitgift Foundation schools. Means testing ensures that the financial circumstances of parents may be taken into account and the Foundation will endeavour to assist where appropriate.
The Foundation currently supports approximately 40% of all students at the three schools, providing over £5 million a year on bursaries and scholarships. This represents one of the most significant levels of financial support in the UK today.
Now known as Whitgift Care,there are three homes offering a wide range of care:
In addition, respite care is available and in considerable demand and a lunch club at Whitgift House meets regularly and is hugely popular and sociable.
For further detalis please contact the Foundation or the homes direct. Do come and visit!
The Whitgift Foundation also supports the Carers' Information Service, based in Croydon and offering advice, information and support to Carers of all ages.