Funded courses

We understand that not everyone has the opportunity to pay in full for courses.

We also know how expensive they can be!

Therefore, we are always looking out for funding available to help you. 

Current Opportunities

Below are current course funding opportunities , check now to see if you are eligible.


Grants for Individuals | Thomas Wall Trust

Thomas Wall offer grants up to £1,500 to undertake accredited vocational training up to level 3 and towards other costs associated with studying.

To apply you must be:
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Experiencing financial and other challenges e.g. disability, major trauma or a life event, mental health issues, carer responsibilities, care leaver, estranged from family, English language learners (ELL), child care responsibilities.
  • Have been unemployed for at least 6 months within the last 2 years.
  • Have the right to work and study in the UK, and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years.
  • From a low income household.


Lawrence Atwell’s Charity – The Skinners’ Company – The Skinners’ Company

The Skinners’ Company offer grants for young people living in England and Wales from low-income backgrounds, to help them gain vocational, accredited qualifications.

They offer grants of up to £1,500 for people aged 16 to 26, to take courses (up to level 3) that will help them move into employment. Funding can be given for course fees, equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare and living costs. There are no application deadlines, so you can apply at any time.

To apply you must be:
  • Aged 16 – 26 (on the date your course starts)
  • Living and studying in England and Wales
  • A British citizen, or have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
  • Taking an accredited, vocational training course up to level 3. 

If you are a swim school or pool looking for funding for courses, we can also help with this.


The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust can provide young people with a Development Award. The amount of each Award depends on your unique needs, future career goals and personal development plans. Awards are available from £10 right up to a maximum of £500.

To be eligible for an Award, you must be:

  • Aged 16 to 30 and living in the UK
  • Studying less than 14 hours a week or not in compulsory education
  • Unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week

Development Awards can support accredited course fees up to Level 3 (A-level equivalent).


The Surrey Young People’s Fund

The Surrey Young People’s Fund provides funding for individuals (aged 16-25 inclusive) who are resident in Surrey. The purpose of the funding is to assist young people to move towards an identified goal in education, training, apprenticeship, or employment.

Grants will typically be up to £300 and will fund items that will directly enhance the young person’s employability skills, such as;

  • assisting them to obtain qualifications, certificates
  • developing vocational or technical skills

Our previous funders