AN Alresford charity is inviting applications for grants for former pupils of the town’s secondary school.

Perins Educational Foundation, founded in 1961, makes awards for ex-students in further education and apprenticeships towards the cost of books, tools, protective clothing or travel.

Grants are not means tested but applicants need to have studied at Perins, be under 25 years of age and live locally.

The trustees meet in May and November.

For more details contact the clerk, Mrs Joyce Shearman on 01962 733194 or email joyceshearman@