Individual Bursary Guidelines

Our application process in support of the academic year 2021-22 is now open and closes on 31 March 2021. Please note the significant change in criteria for applications from individuals.

Restrictions & Eligibility

1. Under this section individuals who received a bursary in support of the academic year 20/21 are invited to apply again for financial bursaries to support a recognised educational course in the UK. In assessing applications, the Trustees wish to identify and assist particularly gifted or talented individuals who are struggling to support themselves financially through university or college.  WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM ANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS.

2. Note the Foundation will not fund medical electives, volunteering, study abroad, part-time study or gap year projects.

3. It is a strict requirement of the Foundation that applicants are UK citizens and that a personal or family link with commerce must be established for an application to be considered. To qualify either the applicant, the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have worked in or owned a commercial business. This does not include professional people i.e. doctors, accountants, architects, solicitors, etc.  Supporting documentation will be required on the application form.


Bursaries are made annually, with applications considered by the Trustees in May each year.  Completed applications must be submitted online via the Foundation’s website by the 31 March. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by early June.


The Foundation has limited funds on which to draw annually. Applicants can apply for a bursary within the range £500 to a maximum of £2,000.


Bursaries will be paid directly to the individual usually in September of the year awarded.

Applying for to us for the first time?

We are only accepting applications from individuals who received a bursary from us for the year 2020-2021. Applications from any new individuals or from recipients of grants for years other than the academic year 2020-2021 will not be accepted. 


It is mandatory that all bursary recipients submit a progress report to the Trustees; this will be requested in the March following the start of the academic year for which the grant was awarded.


Guidelines (PDF)