Sir William Boreman’s Foundation - for residents of Greenwich or Lewisham
Reference Number: P106
Key Award Information
The charity aims to promote the education of young people under the age of 25, supporting a broad range of educational initiatives within the areas of benefit by the award of grants to institutions and individuals, particularly those from low income or otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Foundation's grants to individuals provide financial assistance to young people who are ordinarily resident in the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham, who are full or part-time students, aged below 25 and from low-income backgrounds.
There is no standard grant. Each application is considered on its own merits taking into account the needs and circumstances of the applicant. The size of grant can vary from £100 to £5,000 and grants are usually made on a one-off basis (i.e. a grant is made for one academic year at a time). Students whose course is of two or three years duration, may reapply each year, as long as they still meet the eligibility criteria. If you have a substantial shortfall in funds, you must give a clear indication of how you intend to raise the necessary balance of funds required in order to be accepted on your chosen course of study.
The Foundation awards grants to cover a variety of costs in order to allow individuals to pursue their education or training. These include:-
- Payment (in part or full) of tuition fees
- Fares to and from College or University
- Childcare costs
- Maintenance (daily living costs, rent, food)
- Educational materials, tools and equipment
Academic Criteria: Except in extenuating circumstances an upper second class is required in the first degree.
Residency: Open to permanent residents in the London borough of Greenwich or Lewisham, who are UK nationals or have Full Refugee Status, from a low-income background whose parent/s joint taxable earnings are not more than £25,000 per annum, plus £2,750 for each other dependant child.
Students must be aged below 25.
How to Apply
The Committee of Governors meets three times a year, usually in October, February and June.
Application form and guidelines available from: http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/pdf_forms/eligiibilty_guidelines.pdf
Please complete in black ink and send to:
The Clerk to the Governors
The Drapers' Company
Please provide all the necessary supporting documents requested. Do not send original documents like birth certificates, passports or driving licenses - photocopies will be accepted. Email or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Name: Miss D J Thomas
Telephone: 020 7588 5001
Fax: 020 7628 1988
School Website: http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/boremans.shtml