Weatherill Bursary Scheme
In Memory of Lord Weatherill
The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) is appealing for donations to support its new Weatherill Bursary Scheme, established to enable small companies to attend its study programmes on the practice and process of government.
The Scheme is named in honour of the Rt Hon Lord Weatherill DL (1920-2007), the 154th Speaker of the House of Commons, who was instrumental in the founding of the IPT and served as Chairman, Vice-President and President.
As MP for Croydon North East, he specialised in problems facing small businesses and was well known for his enthusiastic support of them. He remained a Director of the Weatherill family firm of tailors for 40 years and was Managing Director for 13 years, following an apprenticeship under his father. He always carried a thimble in his Speaker’s waistcoat as a reminder of his craft.
Are you an SME interested in applying for the IPT bursary scheme?
What does the bursary cover?
Successful organisations will receive one place on either of the IPT’s study programmes:
- Understanding Parliament - a one-day programme held in Westminster
- Introduction to the EU - a two-day study programme held in Brussels.
A maximum of two bursaries will be awarded per year.
Who can apply?
The Scheme is open to any company that meets one of the following SME definitions:
- Medium with <£23.5m turnover and 50-249 employees
- Small with < £6m turnover and 0-49 employees
- Micro with < £1.2m turnover and 0-10 employees