Netley Abbey and Butlocks Heath Educational Trust

The Trust was formally established by the Charity Commission on 7th July 2010 (Registered Charity 1139253) using funds acquired from the sale of the old Butlock’s Heath Infant School, some of the land surrounding the old Netley Infant School together with income from the former School buildings, currently Netley Abbey Library.

What is the trust for?

The purpose of the Trust is to support the education and development of children and young people up to the age of twenty-five years old who are resident in the parish of Hound. Regular grants are made available to Netley Abbey Junior and Infant Schools as well as other community based groups e.g. Scouts, Guides etc. and some individuals.

The Trustees have decided to introduce the availability of two new annual awards in the form of £1000 grants to worthy applicants. One will be for academic pursuit and excellence, and the other to assist in the quest for sporting excellence.

Trust members

  • Chairman: Cliff Simpkins
  • Vice Chairman: John Forder
  • Hon Treasurer: Peter Conway
  • Hon Secretary: Ian Lawson
  • Trustee: Jayne Barwell
  • Shirley Nicholas-Bond (Executive Head of Netley Abbey Junior and Infants Schools)

Apply for funding or a grant

Please complete the online application form. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. All recipients have to reside within the Parish of Hound. If you require a printed application form, please write to the Trust Administrator at PO Box 512, Southampton, SO31 OFN.

Applications for funds are considered twice a year normally in June and December.

Some of our beneficiaries

Alex Akhurst

Alex Akhurst

Alex has recently received funding from NABHET to support his musical studies and career development.

Congratulations and good luck Alex!

Find out more about Alex on his website https://www.akhurstenor.com

Elyse Marshall

Elyse Marshall

Pictured is the 2019 recipient of the Academic Excellence Award, Elyse Marshall from Netley Abbey, who has just started a degree course in Design Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Edward Nevard

Edward Nevard

The first recipient of a NABHET Academic Excellence Grant was Edward Nevard of Netley Abbey who completed his ‘A’ Level course at Itchen College before commencing a BSc (Hons) course in Computer Systems and Networks at Southampton Solent University in September 2018. Edward is pictured with his cheque for £1000.

Talia Marshall

Talia Marshall

I received the NABET Academic Grant and I got to experience a training programme in India, promoted by the Fernandez Foundation, with the aim of reducing infant deaths.

My time at Fernandez hospital was very interesting as it is a privately run venture but I also went to see a government run maternity unit. The difference was unreal with women being lucky to even get a clean sheet in the latter. Midwifery is not a recognised profession in India yet so it was amazing to be at the start of a training programme. I would love to return in the future to maybe train some of the student midwives even. I am now a fully qualified midwife and work at the Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London.

Funding applications


Submissions by 23rd November 2021.

Next meeting 7th December 2021.

Grant applications


Grants will be payable in September each year and applications must be submitted by the 31st May 2022. Applicants will be required to attend an interview with a board of Trustees.