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Saving Denman - Scarf Collection

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We will be having a stall at the SCM in Torquay, and are asking members to donate any laundered scarves that are no longer required. These will be sold to raise funds for the Saving Denman Appeal.  

You can either take them to a WI event you are attending and ask the organiser to bring to The Firs, or you can deliver/post them to The Firs, or give them to your local WI Adviser.

Rita Nebbett  - Denman Ambassador


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Denman Day - Monday 6th March 2017

Come and join us for a day at Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter.  Our speaker is Julie Summers of Jambusters fame, who is a keen supporter of Denman.  We will also have a film show of the College at work.  There will be items to see, made by member on various courses.  You will enjoy a two course lunch  as part of the day's events.  For more information and an application form contact your WI Secretary.

Closing Date:  25th November 2016


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Denman Break - April 2017

Sunday 9th April – Tuesday 11th April 2017
Cost :  £305 - £365 according to course (to include coach travel)

Come to Denman for a Federation visit and enjoy a course of your choice

The coach will take us to Denman and return 
(you may travel by your own transport if you wish)

Deposit of £50 to be paid with application (non refundable)
Final balance to be paid by 5th January 2017

Click here for more details


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Denman Break - September 2017

Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October 2017
Cost:  £310 - £360 according to course

Come to Denman for a Federation visit and enjoy a course of your choice.
The coach will take us to Denman and return
(you may travel by your own transport if you wish)

Deposit of £50 to be paid with application (non refundable)
Final balance to be paid by 29 June 2017

Click here for more details


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Bursaries for Denman 2016/17

BURSARIES FOR DENMAN 2016/17

A final batch of bursaries is available for the 2016/17 programme year to be used on open courses taking place before 30 September 2017.  

The Denman Committee thanks the donors of bursaries listed below for their support in this year's programme.

BURSARIES ALLOCATED BY DENMAN

Denman bursaries are supported by donations, including those given by or in memory of Vera Cox, Dr Ernest Walker, Jessie Burns, Joan Yeo, Claire Emery, Kathleen Mary Hughes and Olive Kenyon.

First-Timer Bursaries

Ten bursaries for £250 towards any open residential course are available for members who have not attended a residential course at Denman before.

Spring Fling Bursaries

Six bursaries for £250 are available towards any open residential course taking place in February, March or April 2017, for any WI member.

Carer Bursaries    

Five bursaries are available for a two-night open residential course, travel up to £50 and also replacement carer costs up to 80% and a maximum of £100 per night.#

Gwen Garner Bursaries

Kindly donated by Lesley Garner in memory of her late mother Gwen Garner, we havefive bursaries for £300 for an art of craft course.

Lois Parker Bursaries

Kindly donated by the late Lois Parker of Dorset Federation, we have seven course bursaries for £250 for first timers.

Freda Barnicoat Bursaries

Kindly donated by John Barnicoat in memory of his late wife to help with course and travel costs for members, the following bursaries are available:

  • Nine course bursaries for £250 for first timers.
  • One carer bursary for £550 for a two-night course, travel up to £50 and replacement carer costs up to 80% to a maximum of £100 per night.#
  • Five travel bursaries for members living a minimum distance of 100 miles from Denman up to a maximum of £100.
  • Five travel bursaries for members living a minimum distance of 150 miles from Denman up to a maximum of £150.

HOW TO APPLY FOR BURSARIES

To apply for any of the Denman bursaries detailed above, please send a short letter in support of your application to:

Karen Hodge, Finance, Denman, Marcham, Oxon, OX13 6NW or email k.hodge@denman.org.uk

In your letter or email please give the following details:

*           Your full name, contact details, WI and Federation

*           The name of the bursary you would like to apply for

*           Whether you have received a bursary from Denman in the past

*           The number and title of the course you would like to attend if your application for a bursary is successful, plus a second and third choice.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 November 2016. Successful applicants will be contacted in writing by Friday 9 December 2016.

Regrettably it will not be possible to notify unsuccessful applicants.

NOTES

  • All bursaries awarded must be used on residential courses taking place before the end of September 2017.
  • Only one bursary may be applied for per individual.
  • A bursary cannot be awarded to anyone who has been awarded a Denman bursary in the past three years.
  • Denman bursaries are open to WI members only, for residential open courses and cannot be applied to a course arranged via a federation or a small group booking.
  • Denman Bursaries cannot be applied to courses already booked with the exception of travel bursaries.

* Travel bursaries to be paid after the course attendance. In the case of travel by public transport money will be paid on receiving a receipt and in the case of transport by car the mileage rate paid will be the standard NFWI rate, which is currently 40p per mile.

# Carer costs will be paid after the course attendance on receiving a receipt or invoice.

Saving Denman Appeal

Julie Ayre and Rita Nebbett recently attended a Conference in Birmingham with regard to the future of Denman. The Federation is keen to get on with Fundraising and we have a list of suggestions that you may wish to look at for your WI. Click here for more details.