Mrs Sylvia Short retired to Herefordshire after a career as a teacher and deputy head of a London school. She maintained her great interest in the education of young people and was particularly keen to impart her love of learning and of the Herefordshire countryside to them. Read more about Sylvia Short.
After her death on 24 December 1996 the educational charity was set up in her name to afford opportunities to local pupils and students to develop their own appreciation of her enthusiasms for learning, developing an enquiring mind and a love of the countryside.
Applications from previous recipients are welcome. All applications for financial support should seek to supplement not replace basic funding.
Please see our Guidance for funding requests for more details.
It is with great sadness that we must report the recent death of our chairman, Sallie Morgan. Sallie was a close friend of Sylvia Short, a founding member of the charity and our first and only chairman. She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, her generous character and her commitment to the objectives of the charity and to improving opportunities for young people. She will be sorely missed and her contribution will not be forgotten.
The Sylvia Short Educational Charity is currently seeking new trustees to join the board and further the work of the charity. If you are interested in becoming a trustee and can demonstrate a commitment to the charity’s objectives, please contact us. The board meets three times a year at present; in addition there are three business meetings. Please send a letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org including a brief curriculum vitae and a summary of the individual contribution you would bring to the running of the charity in pursuing and promoting its work.
Paul Murray, a trustee of the charity since its foundation, has been appointed the new chairman of the charity.