Post 16 Education

Apply here for assistance if you are studying, or intending to study, at High School or College for BTEC, HNC or similar skill based courses. Governors will consider grants for books, tools, special equipment, software, field trips and may help with the costs of course fees and rail/bus travel depending upon your personal circumstances. Assistance will not be given with the costs of running a car. The Governors have a scheme to supply a good quality general purpose laptop. Assistance may be given towards the cost of a high spec laptop if evidence is provided of its appropriateness for the course being studied.

University

Governors will consider grants for books, tools, special equipment, software, field trips, electives. The Governors have a scheme to supply a good quality general purpose laptop. Assistance may be given towards the cost of a high spec laptop if an evidence based case is provided showing it to be appropriate to the degree course. Consideration may be given towards the costs of any travel which is a necessary part of your course, however assistance will not be given towards the costs of running a car.

Post Graduate

Governors will consider making a grant towards the fees of a Master’s degree course and may also offer an interest free loan. Assistance is not normally given for Doctorates unless there are special circumstances.

Music, Sports, Art

Governors will consider applications for assistance with the costs of special clothing, certain equipment or fees for activities relating to music, sport or art. If an applicant is under 16 years of age then the application should be made by a parent/guardian. Unless there are very exceptional circumstances applications for children under 10 years of age will not normally be considered. If you are studying Music, Sports or Art at college or university then do not apply through this section but as part of a Post 16 Education or a University application.

Travel Abroad

Apply here for assistance towards the cost of travel which delivers educational benefits and which is provided by your place of education or a recognised organisation. In the past consideration has been given to applications from students taking medical electives, year abroad degree courses, Operation Raleigh, Rotary Exchanges, Scouts/Guides jamborees. Evidence from the organising body should be submitted. Applications for support for educationally related travel (HEI/FE) will be required to provide evidence of the relationship between the travel and the course.