The Hatfield Trust was established in 1987. The main aim of the Trust is to build up financial support for the College community which is not available from other sources and it looks for help from alumni, parent members and friends to accomplish this. Already an endowment fund has been built up, the interest from which contributes towards prizes, bursaries and equipment and encourages students in their work, sports and initiatives.
Current students can benefit from Trust funding in a number of ways and many of them do!
In addition to academic prizes which are provided through the Trust, students benefit from the Fiver Fund, from Floreat postgraduate scholarships and Travel Bursaries which help students to pursue their educational, community, charitable and personally challenging activities during the long summer vacation.
In addition, the Trust helps particular groups in their efforts to add to the community life of the College, groups which include the Chapel Choir, various music groups, e.g. Kinky Jeff and the Swingers and also the Hatfield Fashion Show Committee. In addition the Trust works closely with the Chaplain on matters of particular student hardship.
As most ex-Hatfielders know, the 'rebuilding' of the Chapel Organ, the refurbishing of the Boat House and the provision of the College piano have also been made possible by Trust funding. The Trust has been involved in the 'make-over' of the Tennis Court area and has made a contribution to the establishment of a number of Hatfield Choral scholarships.
The Hatfield Trust relies very heavily on both the goodwill and the generosity of its alumni so that it can help the College and its students be 'the best it/they can be'. To all those who have made any financial contribution however small to the work of the Trust in the past, our grateful thanks. Naturally, we are always happy to receive further contributions and there are many ways that you can help us! So please send anything you can spare - even a fiver - to the Hatfield Trust at Hatfield College and tell us how to use your gift.