Savoy Educational Trust urges applications for hospitality education funding

By Lorraine Heller

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The Savoy Educational Trust is celebrating its 50th year of funding hospitality training projects
The Savoy Educational Trust is celebrating its 50th year of funding hospitality training projects

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The Savoy Educational Trust is encouraging hospitality education groups to approach it for funding as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The non-profit group, which funds training in the hospitality sector, is launching a booklet on its history, highlighting a range of projects it has supported over the years, including The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Springboard UK’s FutureChef Programme, and the Ark Foundation's mission to address the problem of alcohol and drug abuse in the industry.

The booklet, with a foreword from Prince Charles, will be available to those attending the Trust’s 50th anniversary celebration being held at the Savoy Hotel in May.

Inspire education

Ramon Pajares, chairman of the Savoy Educational Trust, said he hoped the successes of the projects highlighted in the booklet would encourage organisations to apply for grants during the trust's golden anniversary year.

"As well as looking back at some of the projects that have helped shape hospitality training, we want the book to inspire more educational establishments and relevant associations to apply for funding so that we can make a difference for today's students and the stars of tomorrow."

Economic contributions

“The hospitality sector is a key contributor to the global economy. To ensure that the industry grows and fulfils its potential it is vital that the pipeline of young people continues.

“It is therefore incredibly important that young people are inspired to enter this exciting industry.

“By providing funding for those colleges and universities that are working in partnership with their local community and employers, and by equipping them with state of the art facilities, we believe that this pipeline of talent will want to study for and gain relevant qualifications, leading to a successful career in hospitality.”

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