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Other sources of funding

Other sources of funding

Some organisations help care leavers by awarding grants that do not need to be repaid. Some grants help with university, moving into independent accommodation and financial support to help you to train.

You can contact the Catch22 advice line on:
0207 017 8901 or by going to the website www.catch-22.org.uk

Other organisations

The Care Leavers’ Foundation exists primarily to make small grants to care leavers aged up to 29 for things like household items, emergency living expenses, education costs, medical needs, training and employment.

Rees, the Care Leavers Foundation can provide financial support in times of crisis.

Some universities offer scholarships to young people who have spent time in local authority care.

The Spark Foundation offers grants of up to £600 to young people who have been in care aged up to 26.

Lawrence Atwell’s Charity awards grants of £100-£1,500 to young people aged 16-26 to help with training courses, including buying equipment, living expenses during the course and fees for tuition, enrolment or exams.

The Prince’s Trust awards grants for young people aged 16-30, working fewer than 16 hours, or in education for fewer than 14 hours per week, to help with getting into work, education or training; loans are also on offer to help you start a business.

Turn2Us have a grant search tool. Enter your postcode for info on grants you could apply for.

Talk to your Personal Adviser or support worker if you wish to make an application for a grant or to find out about other funds you may be able to access. They will be able to help you!

Click on a link below to find out more...

Financial Support for 16 and 17 year olds Financial Support for 18+ Other sources of funding