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Funding for specific locations, groups or nationalities
Vocational and educational grants between £75 and £3,000 are awarded to those younger than 25 who are living in Soham or Ely parish. Applicants living in other parts of Cambridgeshire will be considered. Support is given to assist work and apprenticeships, as well as further and higher education, as well as support for selected applicants who require financial assistance on leaving school, university or other educational establishment to prepare for or assist their entry into a profession, trade or calling.
Full-time international students, who are experiencing unexpected financial problems in the final stages of their course in Britain, can apply for grants of between £500 and £800. Grants are made irrespective of gender, religion or race.
The Cross Trust gives grants to young Scots (you must be of Scottish birth or parentage), including support for first degree courses for applicants of outstanding merit who require financial help.
The Trust provides grants for individuals, groups and organisations in Huntingdon. If you are a resident of Huntingdon, you can apply for an education grant which will pay for half of your accommodation fees while you’re at university. Help is also available for apprenticeships and school equipment. Since 1993, they have made donations totalling at £6 million, providing on average roughly £400,000 per annum.
If you are the child or spouse of a commercial traveller, grocer or pharmacist, and are studying for a full-time undergraduate degree you can apply for a grant of up to £3000. You must be in financial need, and a UK resident. The grant can be used towards any reasonable costs of going to university, including tuition fees and living expenses.
If you are a Scottish student (or a student with Scottish parentage), and have lived within 35 miles of Charing Cross for 2 years prior to the course starting date, you may qualify for a grant towards your studies in London. ScotsCare are unable to fund postgraduate courses.
Founded in 1971 by Sean Connery, the Scottish International Education Trust mainly supports Scottish individuals who are taking their professional development further with study in circumstances where public funds are not available. The Trust makes grants amounting to roughly £30,000 annually, normally consisting of grants to individual students who apply directly to the Trust.
You may also want to browse through other groups of funders, as follows: