Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund

Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf,

Applications for this grant are open

The Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund is now open until 12pm on the 31st August 2021. Please read the criteria and ensure you are eligible before you apply.

The Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund was established in 1944 in order to help young people in what was then the county of Breconshire to study and train for employment in the engineering industry. The former county of Breconshire now encompasses the area of South Powys which includes the areas of Penderyn now in RCT, Cefn-coed-y-cymmer, Llwyn-onn, Pontsticill, Vaynor and Trefechan now in Merthyr Tydfil, Princetown and Llechryd now in Caerphilly, Clydach, Llanelly, and Gilwern now in Monmouthshire. The Fund also now covers the entire county of Blaenau Gwent.

About Thomas John Jones

Born in Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Thomas John Jones is considered a pioneer of the British transport system. In 1919, he founded the Griffin Motor Company at Brynmawr, helping to shuttle miners from the local area to and from the Blaina Pitt. He subsequently acquired, developed and oversaw a series of bus routes across southeastern Wales and Gloucestershire. In 1944, TJ Jones established a fund to help young people in the former County of Breconshire study and train for higher posts in industry.

What grants are available?

Individuals studying engineering or a course with a significant engineering aspect can apply for a grant of £2,500 per annum for the following modes of study:

  • Undergraduate level
  • Postgraduate level
  • HND
  • PhD

Who can apply?

Grants are available to students who are living in and have attended schools within the eligible areas of Breconshire or Blaenau Gwent.

Students must be studying engineering or a course with a significant engineering background.

How to apply?

All applicants must complete an application form ideally by the deadline of 30 October.

If you have missed this deadline, please contact the Grants team on 029 20379580.

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Contact us

You can contact us on 02920 379 580 or fill out the contact form below for more information.

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