Grants for Students
Are you a Lambeth resident from a low income household wanting to improve your future prospects? If so, you may be able to get a grant of up to £1,800 for non-childcare costs and up to £4,000 for childcare costs.
If you require assistance in completing an application, the Walcot Advice project based at Centre 70 in West Norwood can help you. To book an appointment, please contact the advisor on 07832 607083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our grant can help with the costs of a first degree or a vocational (work related) qualification that has a strong likelihood of leading to future work and employability. These costs can include course fees; travel costs; books; special clothing; equipment; study/field trips and childcare.
If you already have a first degree and/or a vocational qualification at NVQ-4 level or equivalent, you do not meet our criteria for a grant. We are sorry we cannot help. You can search for other possible grantmakers via Turn2Us website.
We cannot consider applications for study in school year 13 or earlier.
Hear from some of our student beneficiaries on how a Walcot Grant helped them in their studies
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As well as grants, we offer, via external providers, careers advice and mentoring and debt, benefits and budgeting advice. Find out more
Also we have put together information on additional resources (accessing other grants, work experience and general support) to help you make the most of your studies - details here.
How to make an application
Financial Eligibility Checker
Supporting Documents Summary
Online Application Form
Additional Resources for Students
Additional Resources for people in financial hardship
Our grants directly to individuals help meet course fees, equipment and living expenses. Degree, Diploma and NVQ courses we have helped with include:
Adult Nursing, African Studies with Anthropology, Applied Science, Arabic and Linguistics, Beauty Therapy, Biomedical Science, Bricklaying, Sports Coaching, Business Management, Childcare, Computer Science, Criminology, Dance Studies, Economics, Electrical Installation, Electronic Engineering, English Language and Linguistics, Environmental Health, Equine Management, Exercise and Sport Science, French and Spanish, Graphic Design, Hair and Media Makeup, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, History, Human Geography, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music Performance
and Production, Painting and Decorating, Personal Track Safety, Phlebotomy, Photography, Physics and Astronomy, Plumbing, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Psychology, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Theatre Arts, and Theatrical Special Effects.