Full or part-time students under the age of 25 who live either in the London boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham, and have been resident there for at least the last three years. Parental joint residual income must be in the region of £25,000 gr
Full or part-time students under the age of 25 who live in the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham, and have been resident there for at least the last three years (prior to the start of the course). Applicants must be a UK national or have full refugee status. Parental joint residual income must be in the region of £25,000 per annum or less.
No grants are made for:
- students aged over 25 or pre-school children
- non-UK citizens and asylum seekers (only those with full refugee status may apply)
- postgraduate students who have attained a 2.2 in their first degree (unless there are extenuating circumstances)
- grants to purchase computers (with the exception of disabled students)
- overseas study
- retrospective grants
- tuition fees
- non-educational related loans or debts
- business ventures
- high course fees (i.e. Acting, Dance or Drama courses) where a student provides no clear indication on how the course will be funded
- private school fees - unless there is a case of unexpected and considerable hardship arising since the child's entry to the school and where the child is due to sit either GCSEs or 'A' levels in the current academic year.
Type of grants
The main aim of the foundation is to make educational grants to school children and students at institutions of further and higher education. For those in further or higher education support is available towards the costs of books, travel fares, equipment/stationary, maintenance, student fees/living expenses and costs for mature students such as childcare. Grants are made up to £1,000.
School children may be eligible for a small hardship grant towards the cost of school uniforms, sports kit, travel costs and educational excursions.
On a form available from the correspondent or the website, together with proof of income and parental income, evidence of age, an academic reference and for non-UK citizens only, proof of refugee status. Applicants are expected to have applied for a grant from their Local Education Authority and to have received a decision on this before applying to the foundation. Some applicants will be asked to attend a brief interview with the governors. Applicants are advised to read the guidelines, also available from the website, before making an application. Meetings which take place three times a year, usually in February, June and October and applications should be made at least four weeks beforehand.
The foundation also gave £55,000 in grants to organisations.
Grant provided by: Sir William Boreman’s Foundation
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