Lawrence Atwell’s Charity

Grants are available for young people from low-income backgrounds, to help them gain vocational, accredited qualifications.

We offer grants from £100 to £1,500 for people aged 16 to 26, to take courses (up to level 3) that will help them move into employment. Funding can be given for course fees, equipment/materials, travel costs and childcare.

The charity does not give grants for secondary education, university or postgraduate degrees or courses at a private dance/drama college. We also don't give grants for general welfare purposes.

Last updated on 9 May 2022

Who is eligible?

We can consider you for funding if you are:

  • Aged 16 – 26 (on the date your course starts)
  • A British citizen, or have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
  • Taking an accredited, vocational training course up to level 3
  • From a low income household.

We Don’t Fund:

  • Any course that is not vocational or accredited
  • Secondary education (including studying for GCSEs or A Levels – unless returning to education as an adult)
  • University or postgraduate degrees
  • Individuals who already have a university or postgraduate degree
  • A course at a private dance/drama college
  • Not a British citizen, or do not have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
  • Overseas courses
  • General welfare purposes

Please see the Lawrence Atwell's Charity website page for full details.

How to apply?

You can apply at any time of the year, but we recommend that applicants apply at least eight weeks before they begin a course. You can apply through the Lawrence Atwell's Charity webpage

Before you apply, please read through our page in detail to establish if you are eligible. You can contact them on 020 7213 0561 or email

Contact details

The Skinners’ Company
Skinners’ Hall

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