The next deadline for applications and references is 6 February 2018.
Grants are awarded five times per year. To apply, read our application guidelines then complete an application form and submit an academic reference.
Because of such high demand for our grants, we are not accepting applications for any university fees unless the course leads directly to employment. We never give grants for PhDs.
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.
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".