Each year we give a small number of grants to individuals who live in Bedford Borough. These are all made under our education object.

Direct Application Programme
This programme aims to significantly improve the financial circumstances or quality of life for low income adults by helping them to access education, leading to a return to work or career change.

Who can apply?
Applicants must be adults who:

– Are on a low income
– Are returning to work or planning a career change
– Left formal education at least five years ago
– Are permanent residents of Bedford Borough
– If you have recently moved to the Borough to study you will not be eligible for this funding.

Before you apply for this grant you must check whether you are eligible for any statutory funding such as loans, grants or bursaries.

Please see our website for details http://www.harpurtrust.org.uk/grants/grants-to-individuals/

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

You must contact us by the end of May if you are applying for funding for the academic year  beginning September/October.  We cannot process grants to individuals applications quickly and  we do not provide emergency funding.

Please call the grants team on 01234 369500 for an informal discussion before you apply.

Our Grants to Individuals Panel then meets during the summer to consider applications. If the panel is interested in your application they will invite you to an interview. You will normally find out if you have been successful by the end of July at the latest.

Please contact the grants team on 01234 369500 for guidance on funding for courses starting at other times of year.

[email protected]

Funding Notes

Funding applies to residents of the Borough of Bedford only. Candidates who have moved to the Borough to study are not eligible.

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

End of May each year

Please see our website for how to apply:
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