At Leicestershire Cares, along with helping to fund certain training courses we are also able to offer help in finding grants, bursaries and loans in order to help you get back into education or into employment. We believe a lack of funds should not be a barrier and are committed to helping you overcome such challenges.
Grants and bursaries for adult learners
Learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training. Usually, you don’t have to pay this money back.
For most grants and bursaries you apply directly to the organisation that gives them out. They’ll have an application form and will be able to tell you if you qualify.
If you’re a parent, you might also be able to get help with childcare costs while you study.
Search for education grants
Turn2Us provides information about education grants and has a grant search.
City & Guilds offer bursaries to people who study for a City & Guilds qualification.
Dance and Drama Awards are available at some specialist private schools and help with fees and living costs.
The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust has grants for students of economic theory and history, industrial law and industrial relations.
If you’re training:
- for medicine, dentistry or healthcare - you may get an NHS bursary
- for social work - you may get a social work bursary
- to be a teacher - you can get help with the costs of teacher training
If you are a young person considering going to university:
You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs.
You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children.
Please Visit the Student Finance .gov website for more details: