Serving our local community
Since our centenary in 2005, Jarvis Group has provided an annual bursary to the University of Hertfordshire to nurture local talent. The gift provides a scholarship of £2,000 a year to a student, who is selected for the highest academic achievement and living in the Harpenden area. In 2017 the criteria for students has been extended to include the LU1 and LU2 postcodes.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact the University of Hertfordshire on 01707 284000.
‘I have just begun my undergraduate career as a first-year Fashion student at Hertfordshire University and can already report that my academics are off to a great start. My plans at this stage are to complete my degree, whilst undertaking internships/work experience during holidays to gain critical experience in my desired industry.
The University of Hertfordshire has already allowed me to grow so much as a person and an aspiring designer and I consider myself fortunate to be able to attend and carry out my degree.
With the aid of the scholarship, it will enable me to fully immerse myself in my degree gaining vital knowledge and skills to allow me a successful career.'
Faye Griffiths, Jarvis Scholar
'I have much to thank Jarvis for during my university life. Amongst my fondest memories of university will forever be the night shortly before Christmas 2014 that I received the call informing me that I had been selected for the Centenary Scholarship, It was truly a surprise and a great privilege.
As this was my final year and I have received my confirmed marks. I can say with great pride that I will be graduating from my Music Technology BSc course with first class honours.'
Peter Hyams, Jarvis Scholar
Together with the Jarvis Harpenden Charitable Trust, we donate money, goods and services to a number of different good causes that benefit residents in Harpenden and the wider area.These include numerous local schools, clubs, societies and charities such as:-
- Harpenden Village Rotary Club
- The Harpenden Carnival
- Builders' Benevolent Institution
- Harpenden Lions Club
- Tilehouse Counselling
- Keech Hospice Care
- Community Meeting Point
- Macmillan Cancer Support
If you would like further information about the Jarvis Harpenden Charitable Trust, please contact:
The Lady Parkinson DL,
c/o Jarvis Group Ltd,
N° 1 Waterside,
Herts, AL5 4US
Jarvis have kindly donated their time and materials and have constructed two permanent WC’s within an existing garage building on the site. They were supported by their subcontractors during the construction and would like to thank Entex Groundworks, Royle Brickwork, E7BSL, JM Page Plumbing, Sunset Plastering and Screeding, Equinox Flooring and Prodec Decorating. For Jarvis’ Trainee Site Manager - Lorna Pearce, this was her first successful project handover to Green Canteen as part of a Jarvis community project
Jarvis Charity Walk
For the past few years, the fittest employees from Jarvis have raised money for charity on an annual sponsored walk. A team of 20 set off for Swanage in June 2016 to complete a 26km hike, raising over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.
(Photo courtesy of Pete Stevens)