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.