The next deadline for applications and references is Thursday 24 August.
Grants are awarded five times per year. To apply, read our application guidelines then complete an application form and submit an academic reference.
We do not give money to postgraduate education unless it is a recognised part of a professional qualification. We never give grants for PhDs.
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We are aiming to lose 4 stone between us from now to the end of August. We are asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor us. You could donate by the pound (lb) lost or a lump (!!) sum. We shall update you regularly on our progress, successes and the inevitable setbacks. But you will know that whatever happens your donation is going to a really worthwhile cause.
Thank you supporters, volunteers, student fundraisers, patrons, beneficiaries and former trustees who helped to make this event such a memorable occasion. Over £5,000 was raised for the Trust. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: the English Speaking Board, Wordbright Ltd, and an anonymous donor. As a result, all funds raised will go directly to our beneficiaries. Read more in our December 2016 Newsletter.
Sheila is retiring as Chair of the Trust but we are delighted she will stay on as Honorary President. Please click here for her interview about the Trust with Mary Simpson, who takes over as Chair from 1st January 2017.
Karen Robertson from Derby College with two of the winning fundraisers, Vafa Aliyera and Esmael Salout. The English and Maths students from the St James Centre raised £437.55 for the Trust and became the winners of the £200 prize donated by ESB (the English Speaking Board). The students promptly voted to donate their prize to CLIC Sargent, a local charity that supports young cancer sufferers and their families. The learners raised the money by selling homemade food, dresses and other items. Karen noted "the fundraising event has greatly helped improve their skills and confidence".
Thanks to all who entered. We have a clear winner in Derby College raising a magnificent £437. 55p while the runners up were Walsall Adult and Community College with £385. We raised over £1800. Many thanks to all staff and students who so enthusiastically supported the Challenge and to the English Speaking Board who generously provided the prize money.