If you’re a HU6 resident and in need of funding for a course or project then you may be eligible for one of our Bursary or Project funds.
The Bursary Fund has been set up to support HU6 residents in training and education. The maximum award to an individual is £250 in any one year and £500 in a five year period. Grants of up to £100 are available for courses which do not lead to a certificate.
An award can be made for a course of academic or vocational training. These courses can be part time or full time that lead towards a nationally recognised qualification such as a GCSE course, OCR, City and Guilds, ECDL, etc. Bursaries can be used to cover costs including course fees, childcare costs, books, tools or travel costs to the course, etc.
In the event that the fund is oversubscribed priority will be given to people:
- Not in paid work
- With no formal qualifications
- Who have been out of formal education or training for over five years
The Project Fund has been set up to help local projects or groups. These must be run by local people or for locally based voluntary or community groups. Grants are available up to £250 in any one years and £500 in a five year period.
In the event that the fund is oversubscribed priority will be given to projects that are:
- Involve networking, information sharing or building links
- Involve resource pooling or cooperation between different groups or agencies
- In need of “pump-priming” to lever the funding from other agencies into the area
- Involve partnership / consortium working (the lead partner organisation must be locally based)
- Projects which work with children and young people or projects which work with older people.