French Scholarship Foundation (FSF) charity purpose is to help students whose families experience financial difficulties to continue studying at Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL) or Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill (LIL).

The French Scholarship Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

We provide families with financial help to cover either:

  • All or part of the student’s school fees
  • Field trips, school lunches or books
  • Any other service furthering the student’s education

Empowering Education: The FSF’s Commitment to Learning

The French Scholarship Foundation (FSF) stands as a beacon of hope for families encountering financial challenges, ensuring that education remains accessible and uninterrupted for their children. Established in 2015, this London-based charity has been instrumental in supporting students at the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL) and the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill (LIL), regardless of nationality.

A Bilingual Legacy: CFBL and LIL

At the heart of London’s vibrant educational landscape, CFBL and LIL offer a unique bilingual experience. CFBL, nestled in Kentish Town, provides a nurturing environment for over 700 students, blending the French national curriculum with a significant portion of English instruction. LIL, on the other hand, serves 850 students with its French-English bilingual track and an English track leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Both institutions are committed to fostering well-rounded, forward-thinking global citizens.

Financial Support: Bridging the Gap

The FSF’s role is crucial in bridging the financial gap for families. As private schools that do not receive government funding, CFBL and LIL rely on the FSF to offer a lifeline to those in need. The foundation handles applications impartially and confidentially, providing means-tested bursaries in collaboration with the French Consulate General in London.

Volunteer Trustees: The Pillars of FSF

Guided by six volunteer trustees, the FSF is a testament to community spirit and generosity. These individuals dedicate their time and energy to assist families, raise funds, and ensure the foundation’s success. Their efforts have allowed the FSF to expand its reach and impact, helping more students continue their education without financial hindrance.

  • Amelie Mallet
  • Danielle Raymond
  • Gael Panhelleux
  • Isabelle Lamy
  • Ghislain Bouriez
  • Tatiana Pogossian

Thanks to

FSF would like to take this opportunity to thank a few people who have been dedicated to its success:

Sophie Routier who started the Charity back in 2015 alongside Danielle Raymond. It is thanks to here energy and hernetwork that the FSF has been able to grow over the years.

Cécile Rouvière, Alexandra Soto, Laurent Batut and Boris Lefebvre who all brought their energy and dynamism to our team, bringing the charity to its next level, writing up the website, bringing the whole team together and giving us the advice needed to evolve in the many phases the FSF went through.

John Collis who provided the trustees with his legal expertise to help set up the charity’s statutes and advised on specific legal matters.
Justine Goy for setting up the charity website with her professional skills and patience.

The FSF invites you to join its mission in empowering education. Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of students and families, ensuring that financial difficulties do not impede a child’s right to quality education.

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