We support young people in our community at a time when funds are being restricted within schools and colleges. We contribute to an Area Award which is given by all the Societies in the South Mercia Area to promising students.

In 2013 we sponsored two young women from Witney schools to assist with their Art Foundation Courses and facilitate their move to University to study Textiles and Conservation respectively, Their work was exhibited at the 2103 AGM in September and we hope to follow both careers with great interest.

In this local area we have offered grants to Witney schools and the College to enable them to buy materials, bring in further expertise and pay for visits to museums and art galleries. We encourage participation in the competitions run by the Royal Society of British Artists to foster talent in young people and we will extend the scope of your assistance in these competitions to other schools in the area in 2014.