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Armed Forces Education TrustVisit Website
The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity supporting children and young adults whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents' past or current service in our Armed Forces.
BMTA TrustVisit Website
Short-term grants are given for children already attending fee-paying schools to help them when parents / guardians find themselves in unforeseen financial difficulties or for children who have exceptional circumstances of social need.
Buttle UKVisit Website
The Rev. Frank Buttle founded Buttle UK over 60 years ago. An adoption pioneer in the early 20th century, Frank also wanted to help educate the children of poor, single parent families. Buttle UK gives grants to help with fees at independent or state boarding schools for children and young people who have a boarding need. Buttle UK does not fund day fees.
Canon Holmes Memorial TrustVisit Website
The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust is dedicated to providing financial assistance to parents who on account of a change in family finances find themselves unable to continue to meet their financial commitments to their children's education within the independent sector.
Naval Children's CharityVisit Website
The Naval Children's Charity is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service.
Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan InstitutionVisit Website
We are one of the largest independent grant-giving organisations helping those families who have lost a seafaring parent. The Institution supports families by providing grants for the children throughout their education.
Royal Medical FoundationVisit Website
The RMF assist GMC registered doctors and their families who have a proven financial need due to little in the way of income or savings. We can provide assistance with school fees for sons or daughters of GMC registered doctors enabling them to maintain educational stability in times of distress. Assistance is mainly considered for those in their public examination years.
Non-educational financial assistance, both regular and one-off awards, are also considered for GMC registered doctors, or their widows, widowers and children who have a proven financial need.
Royal Merchant Navy Education FoundationVisit Website
We are a British national children's educational charity, which provides funding for the needy British children of Merchant Navy seafarers, professional sea-going fishermen and RNLI lifeboat crew members, who have served or are serving at sea and who are unable to meet their children's educational needs. Our Patron is HM The Queen and our President is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM.
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard FoundationVisit Website
The Royal National Children's Foundation merged with The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation to create the Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation (Royal SpringBoard). Royal SpringBoard considers direct referral applications for an educational bursary for children with one or no parents, and whose home circumstances are seriously prejudicial to the child's normal development.
St Marylebone Educational FoundationVisit Website
Educational grants for individuals under 25 years of age who have lived or attended school in the City of Westminster, for at least two years. The Foundation also gives grants to schools and organisations that are situated within the City of Westminster. The school or organisation must be assisting people that live or attend school in the area.
The Emmott FoundationVisit Website
Grants are made to enable students to remain at their present fee-paying school for their sixth-form years when parents or guardians are no longer able to meet their planned financial commitments for education as a result of a sudden or unexpected family crisis.
The Girls' Day School TrustVisit Website
The Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK's leading family of independent girls' schools, with nearly 4,000 staff and 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18.
The Lloyd FoundationVisit Website
Awards means-tested bursaries towards the costs of an English-medium education, in the UK or overseas, for the children of British citizens who are living and working abroad.
Please visit our website https://thelloydfoundation.org.uk/
We provide a grant for single parent families when the child is over the age of 11 or a bursary for students with one or both parents, where the student is aged 16-18.
Applicants must already be attending an independent day or boarding school, or state boarding school, and have been at the school for one year. Applicants must also have the Foundation's City Qualification. That is the child must be attending a City School or either parent must have lived or worked within the City of London, the square mile, for at least five years.
For further information please contact Mrs Lucy Jordan, Clerk to the Trustees, The Mitchell City of London Charity and Educational Foundation, 24 Station Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor, York. YO43 4AL.
Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01430 860 089.
The NFL TrustVisit Website
The charitable Objects of The NFL Trust are the promotion of education of girls in accordance with Christian principles in schools and colleges in the United Kingdom, primarily by awarding bursaries to assist girls aged 11 to 18 to attend schools which charge fees.
The Ouseley TrustVisit Website
The Ouseley Trust is a registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland.
The Royal Pinner Educational TrustVisit Website
We can support with educational costs for children where at least one parent is, or has recently been, a sales representative, selling business to business, with a significant element of travel and whose family circumstances have been affected by adversity.
The aim of the Trust is to assist those parents who, having selected private education for their child with reasonable expectations of being able to meet the considerable costs from their own resources, are unable to pay the fees as a result of genuine hardship, arising from an unforeseen change of circumstances.
Grants are made at the sole discretion of the Trustees.
We provide financial assistance to Sixth Form students in independent education whose families no longer have the sufficient means to pay the required fees.
Wispers TrustVisit Website
The Wispers Trust was formed following the closure of Wispers Girls School, Haslemere in 2008. It exists in order to provide financial assistance (e.g. contributions toward school fees, boarding fees, etc) to deserving pupils in Year 11 (GCSE) and Year 13(A2), whose parents or guardians are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties, for instance reduced family income arising from bereavement or loss of employment.
Preference is given to applicants living in Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.
Application forms are available via the Trust's website www.wisperstrust.btck.co.uk.