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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. 

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£160 can cover an English exam fee to enter university
£350 can pay for one term's basic English  tuition

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News & events

Thank you to all those who supported the Quiz night and thanks to Working Men's College for hosting the event. Over £350 was raised for the Trust.


Key points for Annual Report 2016 - 17. Click here.

Thank you Hanna and your supporters for raising £800 for the Trust.


Click here for our Annual Report 2015 - 16.

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.

Ruth Hayman Trust Stars

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".