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Funding from charities and trusts

You can find information about trusts and charities that offer educational funding from the Hotcourses Scholarship Search website.

You might find the following books useful:

  • Educational Grants Directory (published by the Directory of Social Change);
  • The Charities Digest (published by Family Welfare Enterprises Ltd); or
  • The Grants Register (published by Macmillan).

How do I apply?

The first step is to write to your chosen trust or charity giving a summary of your situation. If you fit its funding criteria, the organisation will then send you its own application form.

You should include the following details in your letter:

  • the title and starting year of your course;
  • your age and place of birth;
  • brief details of your previous studies;
  • a brief explanation of your financial difficulties and why you're applying;
  • your estimated financial requirements; and
  • how your studies will benefit yourself or others.

Make sure your letter is well presented. You might also need to get a reference from your course tutor or the Student Life Centre, so make sure they'll support your application.

Contact us

Student Life Centre: Money advisers
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7312

Contact us

Student Life Centre: Money advisers
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7312

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