Origins of Charity
The Edmonds and Coles Scholarships Charity is an educational charity which traces its origins to a Trust set
up in 1623 by Anthony Edmonds, a Bristol merchant and landowner. Other benefactions were added by
Christopher Cole in 1736 and John Lee in 1838. The charity is now regulated by Charity Commission
Schemes dated 11 June 1986, 25 June 1990 and 27 February 1997.