Helping young people in Swindon and Wiltshire to gain a better education

Wiltshire Community Foundation is an independent charity that gives grants and funding to the voluntary sector and charities across Wiltshire and Swindon.  

As part of giving money and support where people in Swindon and Wiltshire need it most the foundation helps young people to gain a better education through a number of grant schemes to support course and living costs.

University Bursaries - One Degree More

University Bursaries from Wiltshire Community Foundation support young people who want to gain an undergraduate university degree. Scholarships are offered to talented individuals to help them overcome difficult financial circumstances and achieve their potential.

Bursaries are provided of up to £1,500 per annum, plus the possibility of an extra £500 for certain situations and courses. Applicants must live in Swindon or Wiltshire, be aged between 17 & 24 at the time of application and either they or their parents/carers must be in receipt of means tested benefits. Bursaries are awarded for each year of the course.

Expressions of interest for 2018 university entry will open in January 2018.

Vocational Grants

Vocational Grants are available to individuals aged between 14 and 25 to support course costs - especially vocational courses - as well as young people on Apprenticeships or looking to start a small business. Applicants must live in Swindon or Wiltshire and either they or their parents/ carers must be in receipt of means tested benefits. Grants are up to £1,000.

Education Support Grants

Education Support Grants are open to individuals up to the age of 25 who have a disability or additional learning need, or have been in the care of the local authority. Applicants must live in Swindon or Wiltshire or be in education funded by one of these Councils and either they or their parents/carers are in receipt of means tested benefits.  Grants are up to £1,000.

For information and advice about how to apply please contact Jonathan Whitehead-Whiting, Grants Manager, on 01380 729284 or by email.

How can I help others?

Donating online is a quick and easy way to support the Community Foundation.

Other ways to donate can be found on the WCF website.

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