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Hatfield Trust

Established in 1987, the Hatfield Trust provides financial support for the College community, funding a range of schemes including bursaries, scholarships, awards and grants. We want to help Hatfielders and Hatfield 'be the best they/it can be'. To do this, the Trust relies on the generosity of alumni and friends to whom we are very grateful for the financial contributions, however big or small.
Hatfield Trust
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The work of the Trust is to further the following areas outlined in our strategic aims:

  • Nurturing student development through supporting activities such as internships, engagement in national and international events, volunteering, and individual training and development projects
  • Developing college facilities and grounds to provide excellent spaces and equipment, and support students in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sport, art, music and theatre
  • Supporting an inclusive community by enabling students from all backgrounds to engage in core Hatfield experiences such as joining the JCR, participating in clubs and societies, and going to the Lion in Winter Ball
  • Hardship funds are available to support students to overcome a difficult period or when their circumstances change unexpectedly

The Trust also supports specific Funds continuing in line with our aims.

To celebrate 30 years since the first admission of female students to Hatfield, the Lioness Fund was launched in 2018. The Lioness Fund enabled us to commission a Lioness sculpture to complement the Lion sculpture currently in the dining hall and launch the Lioness Scholarship to support a female student from a developing country, where access to higher education for women is limited, to undertake a single year masters degree at Hatfield College.

In 2021, the Trust will be launching the 175 Fund in celebration of our 175th Anniversary to support and extend our bursaries and scholarships schemes, enabling more students to experience everything Hatfield has to offer in line with our #AllOneHatfield ethos.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the Trust and how you can support it, please visit the Hatfield Trust website.