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Educational Needs

Further and higher educational or vocational studies

Students between the ages of 16 and State Retirement Age may apply for educational grants to support study in a wide variety of courses at local colleges in addition to Universities and Colleges throughout the country and the Open University. Qualifying courses include full or part-time HND, Degree and Post-graduate courses. In addition, part-time vocational courses may also qualify.

The Charity does not currently provide grants for full time courses below degree level. Students undertaking those courses may qualify for Educational Maintenance Allowance or an Adult Learning Grant and should contact their educational establishment for details.

Please enquire to see if your proposed course qualifies you for a grant.

The application period for Degree courses normally opens in July and closes by the third week of September. Grants for part-time vocational course are available throughout the year.

Only those students aged 25 and over at the start of their course are assessed for income.

Bridge Street, Evesham.

All applicants must have been permanently resident in the town of Evesham for at least 12 months immediately prior to 1st September in the year of the application. Original documentary evidence must be provided as grants will not be considered without it.

Please refer to the News or Downloads page for further details about the available grants and application criteria.

Full details are advertised in the Evesham Journal at the end of June and are provided to local high schools.

School Uniform Costs

Grants may be available to assist with the cost of school uniform for children aged 4 – 18. Applications can only be considered in respect of children living with a parent or guardian in the town of Evesham and are subject to an income assessment. Uniform grants are limited to one per child per school e.g. first, middle and high school.

Educational Visits and Music, Arts and Sports Activities

Grants of up to £100 may be available for students aged 4 – 18 who are resident in the town of Evesham for suitable activities including school and club trips, music lessons / instrument hire, sporting activities. Applications will be subject to an income assessment based on the number of adults and children in a household. Housing costs are also taken into consideration and so although you may not qualify for a school uniform grant or general “relief in need” grant, you may still qualify for assistance towards these costs. One grant per child per academic year is allowed for music / sport / club activities and one grant per school per child for trips can also be considered.

"Standards of Excellence" Awards

Grants may be awarded for students aged 4 - 18 who are resident in the town of Evesham for achieving a "standard of excellence" in a sporting or arts / music area. A "standard of excellence" would normally be regarded as a representative honour or coaching / performance selection at a county level, or above, but Trustees retain the discretion to recognise other achievements where the applicant has achieved recognition in the face of adversity. Applications are not subject to financial assessment but only one grant per child in any 12 month period is available for a "standard of excellence" under this scheme.

Please refer to the Downloads page for the appropriate application form.

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