Supporting the education and training of adults (many of them refugees) who have settled in the UK and whose first language is not English
The charity was set up in 1983 by the National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages (NATECLA) in memory of its first secretary. Ruth Hayman was a courageous lawyer in South Africa who in the late 1960s was banned for her opposition to apartheid.
The Trust awards grants up to £500 to adult students, who would not otherwise have been able to afford to study. As course fees rise and education budgets are cut, there is more need than ever before for the financial support provided by the Trust.