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 £1,500 for people aged 16 to 26, to take courses (up to level 3) that will help them move into employment. Funding can be given for course fees, equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare and living costs.

Funding Criteria

We can consider you for funding if you are:

  • Aged 16 – 26 (on the date your course starts)
  • Living and studying in England and Wales
  • A British citizen, asylum seeker or refugee, or have you lived in the UK for 3 years
  • Taking an accredited, vocational training course up to level 3*. 
  • From a low income household*

*More information about these items can be found here:


In addition to our criteria, we will consider certain priorities when the fund is experiencing high demand:

  • Fewer existing qualifications
  • Little or no past working experience
  • Lower income households

We Don’t Fund

  • Any course that is not vocational or accredited
  • Secondary education (including studying for GCSEs or A Levels – unless returning to education as an adult)
  • University or postgraduate degrees
  • Individuals who already have a university or postgraduate degree
  • A course at a private dance/drama college
  • Overseas courses

Contact Us

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us:
E: [email protected]  |  T: 020 7213 0561

How To Apply

 Please visit for details of how to apply.