The work of the Trust gradually evolved along different lines. For some time the Trust helped promising sixth-form school children; but with the coming of 'free' education it was decided that its limited resources could be better employed by assisting adult students. Applications are considered from those who have made proper provision to fund a degree or higher education course but find themselves facing unexpected financial difficulties which may prevent completion of it. Applicants will normally be in the last year of the course. Travel Grants from students who need to spend a short period studying abroad as a part of their course; funds are offered to recognised small British expeditions (usually university-based) with three or more members proposing to carry out research of a scientific nature; organisations from any country (but registered in the U.K.) seeking small grants to help with costs for particular academic educational projects.