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Young Givers Society

Would you give up a cup of coffee or a pint of beer once a week if you knew it would help to transform a young person’s life?

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Canford has launched the Martin Marriott Foundation and is actively engaged in increasing access for deserving pupils by providing financial support.  Our aim is to allow more young people from society as a whole to gain from the life changing experiences offered by a Canford education.

Our Young Givers Society is designed for Old Canfordians aged under 35 who donate regularly to the Canford Charitable Annual Bursary Fund.  We are encouraging OCs to join forces and offer a life changing opportunity to a deserving young person. Collective giving is powerful and we would like to ask for your help.  

An annual event will be hosted at Canford for the Young Givers Society.


“If I could sum up what Canford gave me, I would say that it gave me the confidence to aim high. Without it, I’m not sure I would have applied for Medicine at Oxbridge, never mind succeed in my application. I am extremely grateful for the scholarship and bursary that I received from Canford, and believe I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I am delighted that there is a continuing drive to raise funds to provide the opportunities which made such a difference to my life.”

“My self-confidence increased considerably. I felt able to let other pupils know that children from different backgrounds can achieve and I was able to help them to understand that we are not inferior and we can contribute to society - just look at what I have achieved! I cannot imagine what my life would be like now if I hadn’t attended Canford. I would like to go on to do something useful in society and perhaps work for a not-for-profit organisation. It is so important that other children are given the opportunity that I received at Canford.”

“Work experience at a London investment bank and applying to a university far from home are two things I never would have thought of before Canford, but now I have done both.”

Find out more about Canford Bursary Support