Funding Round-up – Grants & Support for Education (Part 3), Winter 2024

MVA offers a collection of announcements focusing on themes of funding and support for Education aimed at helping charities and similar groups to continue their work.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries database from The Scholarship Hub
The Scholarship Hub can help students search and apply for UK scholarships, grants, or bursaries for a university further education course.

Launched over 10 years ago, The Scholarship Hub works to help students find additional funding for university and facilitate the creation of new scholarships to help widen participation.

The Hub says they have a comprehensive database of funding available to help UK or European undergraduates and postgraduates manage their student budgets.

They also provide various information, such as advice about apprenticeships, as well as guidance to help students with their university finances.

More information is available at The Scholarship Hub website.

Grants for Individuals from Thomas Wall Trust
Grants are available from the Thomas Wall Trust for supporting motivated adults living in the UK to undertake education and training that will increase their chances of employment.

Funding can be used to take on accredited vocational training up to level 3 and towards other costs associated with studying, which can include:
  • Child care
  • Travel and mobility costs, and
  • Accessible study materials
The Trust advises that applicants should be unemployed for at least 6 months within the last 2 years.

At the time of writing, the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

For more information, visit the Trust’s website.

Local grant giver and community support organisation Kent Community Foundation (KCF) also has services that can offer support to individuals and families in need. To find out more, you can contact KCF on 01303 814 500.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.