Welcome To The Jo Walters Trust
The Jo Walters Trust commemorates the life of Joanna Walters by giving grants to causes that she would approve of.
In memory of Joanna Walters, and to celebrate her life and achievements as an inspirational person, teacher and motivator, the Jo Walters Trust provides opportunities to help people enrich their lives and the lives of others, through sport, outward bound, educational and environmental projects, both at home and abroad.
About the Jo Walters Trust
The Jo Walters Trust has made a round of grants each year to organisations and individuals since it started in 2011, in line with our charitable aims: education, sport, outward bound and the environment. To read more about the grants we have made to date, please see our Grants page. We have also campaigned to improve the stretch of road in Brighton where Jo was killed to make it safer for cyclists. For more on this campaign please see our cycling news page.
If you would like to get involved in our work, take part in an event, or make a donation we'd love to hear from you. Please see our contribution page for details on how to contribute either time or money. If you're interetested in hearing more about our work you can have a read of our blog, or subscribe to our newsletter using the link on the right of our website and you'll be automatically added to our newsletter. We promise not to share your information with anyone else. We also have a great community on Facebook and a little on Google+, so do come along and join us there.
Alternatively, if you'd like to contact us by email with suggestions, feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Walters Trust Maths Grant:
- Would you like to inspire your students?
- Do you have an idea that could raise attainment and promote a love of Maths?
- Would a grant of £1000 help achieve this goal?
The Jo Walters Trust is offering a grant of up to £1,000 to support projects which help and inspire pupils to engage with mathematics.
Applicants are not expected to reinvent the wheel: ideas could include trips, workshops, competitions, an action-research project within the classroom, purchase of equipment. However we don’t want to constrain applications, so will welcome all novel and innovative ideas, large and small.
Deadline 31 July 2016.
Please note: the entry process has been designed to be as simple & quick as possible! Click here to apply
Why is the Jo Walters Trust promoting Maths Education?
Joanna Walters wanted to be a Maths Teacher. This was not her first career: She only decided to do a Maths PGCE in her mid 20s following a degree in Spanish and Russian, a period of teaching Spanish in Kenya, and several successful years working in marketing for Google in Dublin. However, she had always had a talent for Maths, encouraged by her father who used grapes during tea time to teach her everything from basic counting, through square numbers, all the way to Pi and was passionate about finding ways to teach Maths that worked for individuals at any stage. She completed her PGCE and teaching practice with great feedback, and was so excited to be offered a job as a Maths teacher at Uckfield school near Brighton. She never got the chance to take up this post, however, as she was killed in a cycling accident just as she finished her PGCE in July 2010. The Jo Walters Trust was set up in her memory, seeking to celebrate her life and achievements as an inspirational person, teacher and motivator.
We believe that Jo would be proud to help others to share their passion for Maths and that is our reason for offering this grant. Good luck with your application
Your application should include:
- Your name and position.
2. Contact email address.
3. Name and type of institution you are attached to (if any).
4. Details of your project proposal: what you want to do, with whom and in what timescales.
5. How much money you require (up to £1,000) and a breakdown of how it will be used.
Terms and Conditions:
- Application deadline: 31 July 2016.
2. Please note, this grant is not aimed to subsidise school budgets so is not aimed at funding extra lessons, tutors or smaller classes.
3. The winning applicant will be expected to submit a 200-1,000 word report on the project, including photos where applicable. Results will be published in Mathematics Teaching and on the Jo Walters Trust website.
4. Open to UK projects for all age groups.
5. The Judging Panel, consisting of representatives from the Jo Walters Trust and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, will make a decision by 31st of August 2016.
6. The Panel’s decision is final.
7. The JWT is regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
8. Up to three grants, each of up to £1000 will be awarded.