SHACKLETON FOUNDATION - APPLY FOR AN AWARD FUND
The Shackleton Foundation improves the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. They do this through their unique leadership investment programme, inspired by legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s incredible courage and resilience in the face of adversity. They support social entrepreneurs who embody the leadership spirit of Shackleton; brave innovators with a creative vision to directly improve the lives of socially and economically marginalised young people.
They invest in inspirational leaders and early-stage social enterprises with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. They provide up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances.
Application deadline: ongoing
TOWER HAMLETS AND CANARY WHARF FURTHER EDUCATION TRUST
The Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf Trust Fund is a joint initiative led by the council and Canary Wharf Group. The trust's mission is to promote further and higher education as well as vocational training for Tower Hamlets residents with a particular focus on those in the greatest need of financial support to make the journey through education and into employment. Any resident not eligible for mainstream student finance can apply for support with fees. Residents with a household income below £13,000 can also apply for maintenance support.
Financial grants to help with education costs for Tower Hamlets residents taking the following:
Further education course
Higher education course
Residential horticultural/agricultural course
Postgraduate course – conferring a vocational qualification
Application deadline: Ongoing
GRANTS PROGRAMME FOR RESIDENTS AND ORGANISATIONS
Residents can apply to run small projects even if they are not registered organisations