AN educational fund is giving out grants to help Shelley students get the best start at university.
The Shelley Educational Foundation, set up in Victorian times, is offering small grants to Shelley residents aged under 25 who are planning to go to university this year.
The amount of the grants varies, depending on how many people apply.
Typically, it is enough to buy textbooks or equipment such as sports gear or art supplies.
The foundation has been operating the grants for many years.
Ann Priestman, the foundation's secretary, said: "The money comes from a charitable trust which was set up in Victorian times. It is money that has been invested and we use the interest from it to give grants.
"I think it's nice to have. It is a bonus for young people who have worked hard for success."
A condition of the trust is that a person can only get a grant once.
They must also live within the Shelley parish boundary.
Telephone Mrs Priestman on 01484 604486 for an application form.
Applications must be in by October 1.