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Geoff Taylor Educational Trust

Geoffrey Charles Gibbs Taylor was born in June 1912 in Dorset. After finishing boarding school he followed his father into Lloyds Bank in Cornwall.

Always interested in cinema, with his brother he later set up ‘Cornwall Cinemas Newquay Ltd’. During the war they toured the country with a mobile cinema showing films to the troops. By the end of the war, they were running 12 cinemas throughout Cornwall. In the early 1960’s Geoff moved to London where he worked as a mechanic.

Some years later he moved to Milton Keynes where he was very happy. During his retirement years in Milton Keynes, Geoff was very active in helping to build up the local community in the new city. He was elected as a Parish Councillor for Fishermead in 1988. He was also active in many other local organisations, including Chair of Milton Keynes Federation of Residents Associations, tenant representative on the board of Milton Keynes Housing Association, and a member of the Samaritans, Milton Keynes Police Consultative Group, two elderly peoples’ groups, and a group for people with disabilities. He was involved with many of these right up to his death in May 1991.

Campbell Park Parish Council set up the Geoff Taylor Educational Trust in Geoff’s memory as a tribute to his tireless work in the local community. He was a strong believer that people of all ages from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to be educated. The Trust was set up to further that objective.

Applications for Grants are open annually during July and August (the closing date will be advertised during the application period) and will be considered for all types of educational expenditure. This includes schooling, apprenticeships, industrial and professional training, college and university courses. The training/course may be full time, part time or by distance learning.

Grants are awarded up to a maximum of £500 – request for amounts over this limit will not be considered.


Or to apply for a grant from the Geoff Taylor Educational Trust, please complete the form below. Complete it and send it to:

The Secretary, Geoff Taylor Educational Trust, c/o 1 Pencarrow Place, Fishermead, Milton Keynes, MK6 2AS

8 August 2023
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8 August 2023