We accept funding from all of the below organisations. Please check the relevant websites to see if you could be entitled to any form of funding to help with your course.
ITA Funding (the new ILA)
Up to £200 towards a training course
Individual Training Accounts are available to help people develop the skills they need for work, giving learners who meet the eligibility criteria up to £200 towards a single training course or training episode per year. And because it’s not a loan, the money doesn’t need to be paid back.
You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, training through the Employability Fund or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.
To find out more about ITA and how to apply click on the link
You may be eligible for a grant if you are a UK resident, and you are:
- Aged 14-17 still in compulsory education and do not have/are not expecting to achieve five GCSEs grades A-C (or equivalent)
- Aged 17-25 and unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week, or in education fewer than 14 hours a week
Thomas Wall Trust
Who can apply?
People who meet all of the following requirements:
- Are aged 16 or over
- Have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of their course
- Have permission to work in the UK
- Are facing a barrier to employment or education
- Cannot fund their training through any other means, such as statutory grants or loans
- Are not already qualified to work
- Are studying a technical or skills-based course that is below degree level
- Can demonstrate compelling need
Scarr Hall Memorial Trust
Small financial grants for students in education in the UK.
Grants towards the cost of education and training.
Lawrence Atwell's Charity
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.
Chizel Educational Trust
Provide small educational grants for people under the age of 25 in the UK.
Funding in Your Area
Glasgow Educational & Marshall Trust
To meet the residential criteria, you must live within the city boundaries defined, and have lived in Glasgow for 5 years or more. Before applying you should check your eligibility.
Edinburgh John Watson’s Trust
Awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability, or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants are available to individuals or organisations working with eligible children and young people. Although the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothian’s, grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case.