Each year the Catenian Bursary Fund gives cash grants (nothing to repay) totalling over £100,000 to young Catholics between the ages of 16 and 24, who work as helpers on Diocesan and HCPT pilgrimages to Lourdes or volunteer to work on projects around the world.
Conditions apply so do read carefully the conditions which include:
You MUST be a practising Roman Catholic.
You MUST be aged 16 to 24
The project must clearly involve the implementation of Christian, and particularly Catholic, principles.
It must be of benefit to others and assist the personal and spiritual development of the applicant.
Projects may be undertaken by an individual, jointly with others or under the aegis of other organisations.
Find out more by visiting: www.catenianbursary.com
On becoming a Catenian each member gives an assurance that he is financially sound and that he can maintain any dependants and has made provision for the future. Notwithstanding this, he or his dependant may suffer material misfortune. It was to provide for this that the Catenians established what is now our Benevolent & Children's Fund.
The Trustees task is always to set out to give discreet, effective aid to every benificiary in his or her predicament and not, except where it has a direct bearing, to question how that position was reached.
The Scheme provides for the "Benefit of Charity" in these terms: