The Hockerill Educational Foundation

Grants for students and teaching assistants taking teaching qualifications or first degrees leading to teaching. The Foundation operates on an academic year basis, which means they mostly receive applications for grants before the academic year begins.

Grants are available for students for help with fees, books, living expenses and travel. Priority is given to those training to be teachers, with a priority to teaching religious education. If funds are available other students with financial difficulties will be funded.

Last updated on 28 January 2021

Who is eligible?

The Foundation makes individual grants mainly to those training in the United Kingdom to be teachers, with a priority to teaching religious education. See The Hockerill Educational Foundation website for more information.

What we can't help with

  • schoolchildren
  • people studying for Christian ministry or mission unless continuing in teaching in our schools
  • courses for visits abroad
  • courses in counselling, therapy or social work, or training for other professions such as business, medicine, law or accountancy
  • overseas students.

How to apply?

Individuals should apply directly. Applications open in January and there are two deadlines: 31st March and 31st May, however if funds remain available after the second deadline late applications can be considered.

You can download the application form from the Hockerill Educational Foundation website

It is very important that the applicant makes a personal statement as part of their application and we request the names and contact details of two referees.

Other information

The charity also gives grants to organisations, such as the Church's Educational work in the Dioceses of Chelmsford and St Albans; Research, development and support grants to organisations in the RE field.

The charity also supports RE teachers through the New2RE and 3forRE schemes.

Contact details

3 The Swallows
CM17 0AR
Telephone: 01279 420855

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