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Denman Courses in New Locations !

On these escorted courses, you will be toured around Holland and France, exploring floral extravaganzas, powerful battlefields and unique textile shows. These courses are being run in collaboration with ECT Travel and Anglia Tours.  Click here for a copy of the brochure.

Denman Break - May 2018

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)

Wednesday 2 May – Friday 4 May 2018
Cost:  £280 - £370 according to course

Deposit of £50 to be paid with application (non refundable)
Final balance to be paid by February 28 2018

More details coming soon.

Saving Denman - Denman Raffle

Please support our College
We would like to ask each W.I. to again hold a Raffle
in September to support Denman

Click here for more details


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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 Break - September 2017

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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 2017/18

BURSARIES FOR ATTENDING DENMAN 2017/18

A number of bursaries are available for the 2017/18 programme year.  The Denman Committee thanks the donors of bursaries listed below for their support in this year's programme.

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FEDERATION AND WI BURSARIES

Many Federations and WIs give one or more Denman Bursaries, usually allocated following a ballot.  Contact your local Federation or WI for details.

BURSARIES ALLOCATED BY FEDERATIONS (Funds held by Denman)

One of the following bursaries may be related to your Federation.  Please contact your Federation Office as soon as possible for details and method of application.  

PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS FOR THESE BURSARIES TO DENMAN – THEY MUST BE SENT TO YOUR FEDERATION OFFICE.

Essex Federation – Dorothy Riding Generously given by a late member to mark her long-standing involvement with the WI movement and Denman.  A bursary for half the course fee is available for a member of Essex Federation this year.

Northumberland Federation – Ella Pattinson Set up in memory of Ella Pattinson is available for a WI member from Northumberland to cover a two night course plus a contribution towards travel costs.

North Yorkshire East and North Yorkshire West Federations – Mary Longworth Two bursaries for £150 each are available, one for a member of North Yorkshire West and one for a member of North Yorkshire East Federations.

Oxfordshire Federation – Nancy Stancliffe Set up in memory of Nancy Stancliffe by her family to alternate between Berkshire and Oxfordshire federations of which Nancy was a member. A bursary for a two night course is available to a memberof Oxfordshire Federation this year.

Warwickshire FederationBrenda Greenley A bursary for £200 is available for one member of each of the following WI’s; Kenilworth, Priors Marston and Stoneleigh towards a residential course.

Wiltshire Federation – Amesbury Afternoon: A bursary for £100 is available for a first-time attendee, who comes from a WI situated in Bourne Valley, Woodford Valley or Salisbury Plain areas.  If not taken up by a member from the designated area, the bursary will be offered to any member from Wiltshire Federation.

Country Markets – Claire Balmer Bursary - Two bursaries for a two night residential course are available.

BURSARIES ALLOCATED BY DENMAN

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

Denman First-Timer bursaries – Six bursaries for £300 each are available for a WI member attending a residential course for the first time.

Denman Carer bursaries  - Four bursaries for £600 each for a two night residential course plus care costs and travel are available for any WI member who is a full time carer.

Denman ‘Spring Fling’ bursaries – Eight bursaries for £300 each are available for any WI member for a residential course taking place in February, March or April 2018.

BURSARIES DONATED BY INDIVIDUALS

Freda Barnicoat Kindly donated by John Barnicoat in memory of his wife. Fourteen course bursaries for £300 each are available for first time attendees on a residential course.

Lois Parker Kindly donated by the late Lois Parker of Dorset Federation. Six course bursaries for £300 and one bursary for £200 are available for a WI member attending a residential course for the first time.

Gwen Garner Kindly donated by Lesley Garner in memory of her late mother Gwen Garner. Four bursaries for £300 and one bursary for £200 are available for a WI member attending a residential art or craft course.  

Netherhall Kindly donated by an avid Denman supporter.

  • Two course bursaries for £300 are available for a WI member attending a residential course for the first time.                                              
  • Two course bursaries for £300 are available for any WI member attending a residential course.

TRAVEL BURSARIES The following bursaries are availablefor WI members attending a residential course and living a minimum of 100 miles from Denman:

Freda Barnicoat travel bursary: Three bursaries for £100 each.

Audrey Postlethwaite travel bursary: Six bursaries for £50 and one bursary for £60.

Chipperfield Evening travel bursary: One travel bursary for £55.

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, Denman, Marcham, OXON  OX13 6NW or by 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

*           How you would benefit from attending the course

*           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.

*           Any accommodation or dietary needs, should your application be successful

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2017. Successful applicants will be contacted in writing by Friday 28 July 2017. 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 2018
  • For WI individual members only
  • 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 upon receipt of a receipt in the case of travel by public transport and in the case of transport by car then the mileage rate paid would be standard NFWI rate currently 40p per mile.

# Carer costs will be paid after the course attendance upon 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.