The opportunity for the Horners to make a significant contribution to improving science education was greatly enhanced in 1996/97 as a result of a generous bequest from Ralph Anderson, a Horner whose working life was spent in the plastics industry. Ralph Anderson’s wish was that his legacy should be used to support science related educational projects, preferably with a plastics connection.
For the purposes of management and distribution, the Company’s charitable funds are divided between the General Fund and the larger Education Fund, the income from which is used to support educational projects. This process is managed by the Education Charitable Committee, reporting to the Trustees.
Company policy has been to select for support educational projects which are science (and preferably plastics) related and which have a national significance, making a lasting difference to a substantial number of students. Such projects will frequently involve partnership with other contributors.
The Committee reports to the Trustees of the Horners’ Charitable Funds
We would be pleased to receive information on new educational projects of relevance to its core interests of science education and the polymer/plastics industry. Brief information on new projects, preferably with a national impact, should in the first instance be sent to the Clerk to the Horners Company firstname.lastname@example.org