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HALF – Hinton and Longworth Education Fund

Registered Charity number: 1056863

HALF is a trust set up to support educational needs of groups and individuals from Hinton Waldrist and Longworth. The idea was first mooted in 1994 and was fully realised in 1996.

This is your local charity
To aid your educational activities.
We need your support.

Each year a number of fund raising events, such as The Longworth 10k Run, Open Gardens, “Call My Wine Bluff”, Roving Suppers, etc are organised by various members of both communities loosely co-ordinated into a Steering Committee. Half the money raised is invested into long term ethical funds and the rest is given out in sponsorships. The Trustees administer the funds and award the sponsorships. Written applications for sponsorship should be submitted by 31 May with the awards made in June.


  • Michael Pearce (Chair)
  • John Jackson (Treasurer)
  • Kevin Sander (Secretary)
  • Meg Greenwood
  • Peter Sully
  • Lisa Curtis
  • Val Burbank

Steering Group

  • Nicola McLintock (Chair)
  • Liz Cooke
  • Richard Kenyon
  • Lesley Kinch
  • Kate Cobbold
  • Eva Dawson-Paul
  • Estella Warwick

Any ideas for events, offers of support and all enquiries are welcomed!

HALF 2016 Newsletter

Click here for Half Newsletter 2016

Guidelines for applicants on the granting of sponsorships

What are the sponsorships for?

For an application to be successful it must further the educational development of the applicant or the community group which is making the submission. Education is understood in its broadest context.

Who can apply?

Applicants must normally come from Hinton Waldrist (including Duxford) or Longworth, and should be residents or people who work locally; or come from a group offering benefits to The Community; or, at the discretion of the Trustees, be a past resident with strong current links to the local Community.

How to apply

Applications for a sponsorship must be sent in writing to HALF Trustees, c/o The Treasurer giving full details of the amount required, the full cost of the education need (if only part funding being requested) and a description of the training/purpose for the sponsorship. Applications for sponsorships are processed annually: applications must be received by 31 May and will be assessed by the Trustees at a sponsorship giving meeting in June of the same year.

What happens next?

The Treasurer shall acknowledge all applications. After the sponsorships meeting, the Treasurer shall inform the successful and unsuccessful applicants in writing within 21 days. The successful applicants shall, where appropriate be asked for an invoice(s) or receipt(s) to support the amount of the sponsorship. Gap-year students shall be required to share their experiences with some of The Community (eg the School/ Good Neighbours/ Church/ Friends of Longworth School).

Should a successful applicant not take any interest in their sponsorship award, it shall fall away at the end of the year in which it was awarded.


If you wish to apply for a sponsorship, send your application to:

John Jackson
Field Fare
Hinton Road
Longworth OX13 5EA
Email: johnicola@hotmail.com

Call My Wine Bluff is back!!

After a 5 year break, the ever-popular “Call My Wine Bluff” is back in Longworth Village Hall on Saturday 27th November, raising money for HALF (Hinton and Longworth Educational Fund). What is Call My Wine Bluff? Ted from The Oxford Wine Company and two other experts & friends entertain us as we taste wines, but …

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