Grants are available for young people living in England and Wales from low-income backgrounds, to help them gain vocational, accredited qualifications.
We offer grants of up to £2,000 for people aged 16 to 26, to take courses (up to level 4) that will help them move into employment. Funding can be given for course fees, equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare and living costs. There are no application deadlines, so you can apply at any time.
As we detail below, we DO NOT fund university level study - including undergraduate degrees (level 6).
We can consider you for funding if you are:
Total Annual Income (after tax)
|Single person household||£20,400|
|Couple with no children||£30,800|
|Single parent with one child||£25,100|
|Single parent with two or more children||£33,900|
|Couple with one child||£31,000|
|Couple with two or more children||£42,900|
*informed by Joseph Rowntree Foundation research into the Minimum Income Standard. Excludes childcare costs and the higher cost of living in London.
In addition to our criteria, we will consider certain priorities when the fund is experiencing high demand:
Before you apply, please read through this criteria page in detail – as well as our FAQs here.
If you are confident you meet our eligibility criteria, you can access our application form here.
Please note that we can only accept applications made through our online application form.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us:
E: email@example.com | T: 020 7213 0561