Grants to individuals - guidance notes
About the grant application
- Awards are granted directly to students under the age of 25
undertaking higher/further education, apprenticeships or other
direct educational activities. Consideration will also
be given to young people wanting to pursue courses in the
arts, music, dancing etc.
- Individuals must be under the age of 25 years old and
currently live in The London Borough of Southwark.
- Trustees meet four times a year and grant applications can
be made at any time. However, please see Deadlines for
Applications & Meeting Dates to ensure you apply within
the cut-off date. Applications must be received by the deadline
date or they will not be considered.
- Examples of past grants include: a laptop, printer, books,
educational materials, travel expenses, expenses associated
with vocational training, musical instruments etc.
- Grant funding may only be considered for direct educational
- You may be asked to demonstrate financial hardship.
- Individuals may receive a maximum grant of £2,000 per
academic year over 3 years. However, the normal level of
funding is around £500-£700 per application. Grants will
be for specific items or to meet specific costs. More
than 3 grants (regardless of value) will not be considered
other than in the most exceptional of cases at the discretion
of the Trustees.
- Grants maybe split into termly payments if
appropriate. The second payment will be dependent upon
the Foundation receiving a copy of the receipt(s) for the
agreed purchase(s) made with the first payment as proof of
purchase. The same happens with the third payment.
- When looking at applications from Individuals, the Trustees
will consider the following:
- How the grant will explicitly benefit the applicant’s
- Whether a formal offer of a place at an educational
establishment has been made and accepted
- If the individual has demonstrated financial hardship
- Previous grant awards from the Foundation to the
- Evidence of other funding applications and their
results, if known, eg bursaries, hardship funds, other
- Official references received from previous educational
establishment and others
- Short personal statement explaining the reasons why you
are applying for a grant.
- Whether the individual has made contact with the
Foundation Office to discuss the application
- If funding will make a real difference to the applicant
- A letter/email will be sent shortly after the Trustees'
meeting informing you of their decision.
- If a grant is not claimed within twelve months without
justification, it will be cancelled automatically.
- Grants are not awarded to post graduate students
(masters degrees), individual salaries, school fees, college
fees, university loan fees, domestic bills, childcare, food
or payment of debts. Grants are also not awarded
retrospectively, that is towards items that have already
- Please see the Grant
application requirements page for more
information on the supporting documentation to accompany your
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