Bursaries & Grants (Applications & Guidance)
The links below provide information on bursary eligibility and making an application
Huntingdon Freemen's Trust are a charity that can offer grants to students who reside in Huntingdon (and surrounding areas) who may be thinking of going on to university. Grants are capped at £1k per student per academic year, towards accommodation costs; students can reapply each year. Other courses may be funded towards fees or equipment.
Students can apply through their website:
Huntingdon Freemen's Trust • Supporting the residents of Huntingdon (huntingdonfreemen.org.uk)
The Foundation of Hinchingbrooke School is a grant-giving educational charity whose awards are restricted to applicants in the Huntingdon area.
Most of the Foundation’s income is given to provide special benefits and hardship bursary funds for pupils at Hinchingbrooke, St Peter's and Huntingdon Regional College. The Trustees also award grants to local voluntary and youth organisations which work with young people under the age of 25.
Around 25% of the Foundation’s income is reserved for payment of individual bursaries to young people under the age of 25 who have attended secondary schools in Huntingdon for two years. Applications are considered three times a year.
For a list of Foundation Trustees and copies of Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for the Foundation, visit the Charity Commission website at www.charity-commission.gov.uk via the link, select ‘Find charities’ and enter 31184 in ‘Charity search’.