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John Goddard Memorial Award

The John Goddard Memorial Fund is a £1,000 grant, set up by the Goddard family of Farnham in memory of former pupil and long-standing school governor and trustee John Goddard.

The aim of the grant is to enable a full-time Farnham Sixth Form College student to undertake a project which otherwise might not be possible.

Examples include:

  • outdoor activities such as expeditions or study abroad
  • sports, such as expert tuition or coaching school
  • music, such as summer school or personal tutoring
  • community or voluntary work in a developing country
  • community or voluntary work either locally or elsewhere in the UK

In some instances, multiple applications for the John Goddard Memorial Award will be made within one year, but the value of each award shall be such, as to contribute significantly to each project.

How to apply:

The application process is the same as for Awards and Bursaries and will be through a formal letter sent, via email, to:

Neil Brookes, Head of Farnham Sixth Form College, at

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 February 2019.

  • Students need to present a written application
  • Students can also do a presentation as part of their application e.g. audio or video
  • Applications are expected to be well presented and to demonstrate that the chosen project has been thoroughly researched. This should include:
    • The purpose of the trip/visit/experience
    • Costs involved
    • Types of activity to be undertaken
    • Venue/facilities/countries
    • How it fits into your future plans
  • The Awarding Panel will be looking for applicants to explain how they will be making a sustained contribution to whatever they undertake.

Applicants will be expected to show qualities such as skill, dedication, enthusiasm, endeavour and innovation relevant to college life.

The Award is not intended to help finance further/higher education.

All applications must be submitted to Student Services by the closing date below. Late applications will not be accepted.

A panel including representatives of the Goddard family, Trustees of Farnham College and the staff of the college will judge applications.

Previous recipients

Oli Brotherhood and Josh Thompson successfully achieved the John Goddard Award in 2014. The students put the funding towards a project of designing, building and completing a motorized Go-Kart.



Health Studies students, Miranda Owusu, single handily planned a trip to Ghana, booking the flights and sourcing internal transport through family members.

Miranda, spent eight days volunteering on a diabetic ward at the largest teaching hospital in Accra, where she learnt many useful skills such as how to dress wounds. She later moved on to work at a children’s home, which was also used as a school for children up to 6 years old. One of Miranda’s aim on the trip, was to donate up to 60 educational and recreational books. These books had been collected from her local church in Aldershot.


Farnham Sixth Form College Student Gives Back to the Local Community

Ben Hacker was awarded the annual John Goddard Memorial Award in 2016.

Ben received £800 to fund his coaching badges and buy equipment for community coaching. Since receiving the Award, Ben has gained his Level 1 Goalkeeper Coaching Award and the Level 2 FA Youth Award Module, as well as completing the Coaching Disabled Footballers course.

Speaking about receiving the award, Ben commented: “It has given me a feeling of great achievement that my voluntary work has been recognised by other people. It also reminds me of why I do voluntary work and the great feeling it brings.” 


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