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, childcare and living costs.

Last updated on 11 January 2019

Who is eligible?

We can consider you for funding if you are:

  • Aged 16 – 26 (on the date your course starts)
  • A British citizen, asylum seeker or refugee, or have you lived in the UK for 3 years
  • 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
  • Asylum Seekers who are 'Appeal Rights Exhausted'
  • Overseas courses

Please see our website 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. Apply through our website

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
Telephone: 02072130561