The Aldgate & Allhallows

Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation is an independent charitable Foundation formed in 1895. It provides grants to schools, organisations and individuals to benefit children and young people up to the age of 30 from the London borough of Tower Hamlets and the City of London who come from low income backgrounds.

The majority of its funding for individuals is dispersed through bursaries at Queen Mary, University of London. However, grants for students studying other courses or at other colleges or universities can sometimes be considered to individuals meeting the criteria outlined below. The Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation has a limited budget with which to consider other individual applications and generally only those applicants facing the most severe financial hardships will be considered.

Last updated on 5 May 2020

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to considered for a grant, individuals must be:
•    under the age of 30 on the day their course or year of study begins, and
•    permanently resident in London Borough of Tower Hamlets or the City of London for at least the past three years, and
•    from a low income background, and studying full-time in Further, Higher or Postgraduate education on a course of at least one year in length that will result in the awarding of a recognised qualification.

How to apply?

Contact the foundation telling them contact details, age, course, how long you have lived in the City of London or Tower Hamlets, how you heard about the Foundation, and what you need a grant for. If appropriate, they will then send you an application form to complete and return. Tel: 020 7488 2489 Email:

Other information

Grants are not made for private colleges, fees at independent schools, or for short courses that are less than a year in length. Grants are not made for repeat years of study, study for a qualification at the same or a lower level than those an individual already possesses, fees for Higher Education courses, unless they relate to second degrees and a Student Loan for fees is not available, or medical electives.

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