Sir William Boreman's Foundation - How To Apply
Grants are awarded to promote the education of young people under the age of 25 who live in Greenwich and Lewisham, particularly those from a low-income or otherwise disadvantaged background. Grants are awarded to both individuals and organisations.
The following is a brief guide to Sir William Boreman’s Foundation grants. If you are thinking about applying for a grant, we  recommend you first read our guidelines in full to find out if you might be eligible.
 
What does the Sir William Boreman’s Foundation not fund?
Who might be eligible for a Sir William Boreman’s Foundation grant?
What can a grant to individuals be used for?
How do I apply?
When can I apply?
How much can I ask for?
When will I hear if I have been successful?
Can organisations apply for a grant?
How can I find out more?

 
What does the Sir William Boreman’s Foundation not fund?
 
The Foundation does not fund:
  • Tuition fees
  • Study overseas
  • Grants to cover specific loans and/or debts
  • Grants to set up a business venture
  • Independent school fees
  • Students aged over 25 and pre-school aged children
  • Postgraduate students who have 2:2 degree or lower
  • A Level studies (except for post 19 year old students)
  • Retrospective funding
 
Who might be eligible for a Sir William Boreman’s Foundation grant?

Individual applicants must:
  • be under 25;
  • be a UK national or have 'settled status'
  • live in Greenwich or Lewisham; and
  • have a total household income of £30,000 gross (before tax) or less.
 
There are three categories of beneficiary:
  • Individuals aged 16-25
  • Individuals aged under 16
  • Organisations

What can a grant to individuals be used for?
 
A grant can be used to help cover living expenses while studying, including:
  • Daily living costs such as rent and food
  • Travel costs to and from college or university
  • Educational materials, books and equipment
  • Childcare costs
For under-16s, grants can be used for:
  • School uniform and sports kit
  • Travel costs to and from school
  • School trips that are part of the curriculum
  • Other necessary educational expenses

How do I apply?

If you are aged between 16 and 25 and in further or higher education:

Please read the Guidelines for Individual Applicants and complete the application form.  Post to us at the address below with all the necessary documentation. (Don’t send original documents; photocopies are accepted).
The Clerk to the Governors
Sir William Boreman's Foundation
Drapers' Hall
Throgmorton Avenue
London
EC2N 2DQ

Individuals under 16:

If you would like to apply for a grant to help with your child’s educational costs please contact your local education authority for help and information:

 
Greenwich Borough residents:
Head of Attendance Advisory Service
Email: paul-mccarthy@greenwich.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8921 8517

 
Lewisham Borough residents:
Principal Attendance & Welfare Officer
Email: paulette.williams-rose@lewisham.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8314 8308

 
Organisations

Registered charities and educational organisations can apply by setting out in writing:
  • which projects or activities you need funds for;
  • how this will benefit the education of young people living in Greenwich or Lewisham;
  • your operational/project budget; and
  • any other funding you have received or applied for.
     
Please also include your most recent annual report and accounts.
Send your application to:

The Clerk to the Governors
Sir William Boreman’s Foundation
Drapers’ Hall
London
EC2N 2DQ


 
When can I apply?

You can apply at any time of the year. Applications are considered at meetings in November, February and June. 

The next meeting date is: 

6 June 2017
7 November 2017
6 February 2018
5 June 2018

In order to be considered, completed applications should be submitted at least three weeks before these meeting dates.

How much can I ask for?

Grants of up to £3,000 are normally awarded to individual applicants in further or higher education. Students studying for two or three years can reapply for each year of their course.

Grants to organisations are usually one-off awards of up to £5,000

When will I hear if I have been successful?

Applicants are usually told the outcome within two weeks of the meeting at which their application is considered.

Can organisations apply for a grant?

Yes. Applications from registered charities and educational establishments are welcome. Grants are awarded to fund projects in Greenwich and Lewisham that will be of educational benefit to young people aged under 25, preferably focusing on inclusiveness.

For more information and how to apply, please read our detailed guidelines
 
How can I find out more?

Please contact Head of Charities
Email: charities@thedrapers.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7588 5001


 
 
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