How to apply for a grant
Applications should be submitted at least two weeks before one of the regular meetings of Trustees which are held three times a year, normally in February, June and September. Please check the date of the next meeting, and the closing date for applications, which are shown under News. If the application is successful, arrangements for payment of the grant to the appropriate establishment or supplier can be made shortly after the Trustees’ meeting. Grants are not usually paid directly to the applicant, unless by prior arrangement and agreement.
For a course of study over twelve months, a fresh application is required for the second and subsequent years. Three years is normally the maximum period for a grant to any one person. The award of a grant for one year of a multi-year course does not mean that one will automatically be awarded for subsequent years. Grants are not given for Masters or second degrees.
Please complete the grant application form below giving as much detail as possible for the reason you are applying to us.
Can I apply if I am not a Dorset resident?
For applicants not now resident in Dorset, documentary evidence of place of birth e.g. copy of birth certificate or passport should accompany the application.
Those studying at an educational establishment in Dorset, and living in temporary student accommodation such as Hall of Residence or rented flat/house, are not considered to meet the Dorset resident criterion unless their permanent home is also in Dorset.
All information received is treated as strictly confidential.
“Thank you so much for your exceptionally generous bursary, I cannot express enough how grateful I am. Your support means that I will be able to study without the burden or worry of financial difficulty and without the need to work long hours on top of my study. For that I cannot thank you enough”