Trusts and Foundations

Support from private trusts and foundations can help Manchester Metropolitan University continue its tradition of widening participation to higher education for deserving students.

The variety and longevity of support from private trusts and foundations help Manchester Metropolitan University to not only have a positive impact on our local community, but also on a global scale.

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation

Albert Gubay, KC*SG, dedicated his working life to ensuring a lasting legacy of support for good causes. In January last year, The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation was established to support charities in England, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland and Wales that work with young people, homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse and other issues.

In keeping with his legacy, this year, Trustees of The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation chose to support a scholarship for a graduating student of Manchester Metropolitan University to start up a new business.

The Albert Gubay Scholarship was awarded to Jasmine Walne who graduated in July with a First Class Honours degree in Textiles in Practice, enabling Jasmine to open her own shop in Walkden Town Centre. The shop stocks design-led contemporary greetings cards, prints and original artwork. The new space will also be used as a base to run art classes and workshops for the community of Walkden and surrounding areas. The University is truly grateful to the Foundation for choosing to support us in this way.

"The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has helped me realise my ambitions of having my own retail space and area to run art and design classes, as well as giving me the financial aid to continue to develop my business and grow it through a number of different avenues including products, workshops alongside developing my practice as a designer."

Jasmine Walne, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice 2017, Albert Gubay Scholar 2017

The Jean Rich Foundation

The Jean Rich Foundation of Canada kindly offers The Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholarship to support one UK student studying full time on the MA Library and Information Management programme each year.

"It is an honour to have been chosen to receive the Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholarship. I am very grateful because it has given me the ability to continue volunteering while I study for my Masters degree, and to prioritise temporary work in the library sector which will be invaluable to my future career. Volunteering is a reward in itself but to be given this recognition for it is incredibly gratifying, and the impact it has had on my confidence is immeasurable."

Naomi Hall, MA Library and Information Management, The Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholar 2019

"The Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholarship has been the deciding factor in balancing my work and education. The breathing room it provided alleviated the stresses of Post-graduate life, allowing me to get higher marks and to finish the course at Masters level, as opposed to a Diploma. For this, I am most grateful and having my prior community involvement and volunteering recognised has further improved my passion for and commitment to libraries, information management, and the University as a whole."

David Haigh, MA Library and Information Management, The Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholar 2018

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