Grants to Individuals

Please note

The Foundation has recently agreed a new £1.5m scholarships programme with the office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London which commenced in the September 2011.

More details of the new programme will follow shortly and will involve the following universities:

  • London Metropolitan University
  • University of East London
  • Goldsmiths College University of London
  • Imperial College
  • City University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of the Arts
  • London South Bank University


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to be considered for a grant from one of our grants programmes, students must be:

  • permanently resident in London and have lived there for at least one year, and
  • under twenty-five years of age, and
  • from a low income background, and
  • studying part-time or full-time on a course that is at least one year in length.


London Boroughs

Only permanent residents of London are eligible to apply. “London” means the boroughs of Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster and the City of London.

Students who are living in London for the purposes of study (e.g if they moved to London from Birmingham or Liverpool when their course began) are not considered permanent residents.


What our grants are for

Grants can be made for education costs (books, equipment, travelling costs) maintenance (living costs) and/or payment of tuition fees.

Second qualifications at the same level and repeat studies

Grants are not made to students who are repeating a year of study or studying for qualifications at the same or a lower level than those they already possess, even if the subject/s or module/s being studied are different.  The Foundation would not, for example, give a grant to a student studying medicine as a second degree.



If, having read these guidelines, you are not sure whether or not you are eligible or have any questions, please telephone 020 7480 5884 for advice.