The Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf Further Education Trust

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2020 - We will update this profile when the 2021 scheme is open. The information given below is to give you some idea of the scheme and what it does.

The Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf Further Education Trust's mission is to promote further and higher education as well as vocational training for Tower Hamlets residents. It particularly focuses on people in the greatest need of financial support to make the journey through education and into employment. 

For 2020 applications: Applicants had to have lived in Tower Hamlets since 21 June 2016. (The date changes every year.)

Financial grants to help with education costs for Tower Hamlets residents taking the following:

  • Further education course
  • Higher education course
  • Residential agricultural course
  • Postgraduate course for a vocational qualification.


Last updated on 12 August 2020

Who is eligible?

2020 Scheme Details - now closed

Applicants should live in Tower Hamlets and have been resident in the borough since 21 June 2016. (This date changes every year.)

Exceptions may be made for those who have recently been granted refugee status. 

Any resident not eligible for mainstream student finance can apply for support with fees.

Residents with a household income below £13,000 can also apply for maintenance support.The deadline for grants are in June of every year.


In general, the trust will not fund students who can obtain financial assistance from central or local government through schemes like Student Finance or the Mayor’s Education Award.

Anyone with limitations on their ability to remain in the UK will normally not be eligible to apply. 

How to apply?


An application form and guidance notes are available on the Tower Hamlets Borough Council's website.

Deadline is June of every year. If you need help completing the application form, you can call 0207 363 6171 Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.

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