Patron: The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE

What We Do:
The Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust is a small grant making trust. We have a range of grant making activities in support of an overall grants strategy which is regularly reviewed by Trustees. These activities currently fall into three broad areas; firstly supporting students from developing countries in their education in the UK, secondly, supporting UK charities running educational projects in developing countries and thirdly, supporting UK charities providing educational opportunities in the UK. During the current year 2014-2015, we have made provision to support the following:
We provide grants for overseas students from developing Commonwealth countries, who are in their final year at a university in the United Kingdom and who are facing un-forseen financial difficulties.  These grants are administered on our behalf by the CISN Hardship Fund. These awards are known as Mountbatten Memorial Grants and more information (including how to apply) can be found by clicking on this link.
 Also under the auspices of the Mountbatten Memorial Grants are travel grants for recent post doctoral students who are at a university in the United Kingdom and are undertaking research overseas in the humanities and other fields.  These grants are administered on our behalf by the British Academy. More information about these grants can be found on the Post Doctoral Travel Grants page.
Educational Projects in Developing Countries

These grants are awarded to UK registered charities who are delivering educational projects which address inequality of access and demonstrate a ripple effect to their work. More information can be found on our Other Grants page

Educational Projects in the UK

These grants are awarded to UK registered charities involved in higher and adult education in the UK and organisations

providing opportunities for young people to serve overseas. More information about these grants can also be found on the Other Grants