25 Sources To Help Funding Your Course in the UK

Effective Fundraising and Leadership in Arts and Culture (University of Leeds & Arts Council England)

Take a look at funding databases, lists, and sites which include these 25 such as:

1 British Council – Study UK 🇬🇧

Anything is Possible’

2 Save the Student! 🧠🧠🧠 In my opinion, ‘Save the Student’ is the most informative website in regard to Finance England and Finance Wales to new students in the UK besides they have tons of tips on how to make some money through apps and other sources. Give it a go.

3 UCAS – Additional Funding

UCAS is the website where you should register up to five courses and apply to university 🎓.

4 Women’s Resilience Funding

5 The Ruth Hayman Trust

The Ruth Hayman Trust gives educational grants to adults who have come to settle in the UK and whose first language is not English.

The next closing date for grant applications is  26th August 2020

6 National Association of Student Money Advisers

7 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Many other sources of funding help within this amazing website.

8 The scholarship COSARAF Charitable Foundation’s education support package is open to UK Muslim students who face financial hardship and, ideally, are the first in their family to attend university. Priority will be given to those for whom the award will make the most difference and who demonstrate a clear plan to give back to their communities and wider society.

The Sheikh Family Scholarship supports underprivileged Muslim students through top universities. Scholarship application process will reopen in October 2020.

9 The Savoy Educational Trust 💪

The Savoy Educational Trust is an independent, grant-giving charitable trust, whose main aim is to advance and develop education, training, and qualifications within the hospitality industry.

10 It is worth looking at the Charity Commission website where you can find all registered charities in England and Wales. I believe there are about 8,000 to look at, in England & Wales, here!

11 The Bell Educational Trust

Education is at the heart of everything they do. A world united by intercultural understanding, they believe in the power of language education to transform lives, remove barriers, and unlock the world for their students and so do I.

12 CAF Charity Grants

‘A grant is more than just a donation; it carries a commitment to delivering particular work and reporting on the impact of that work.’ Find GRANT PROGRAMMES list either running by themselves, or managing on behalf of other companies, trusts or foundations.

13 European Funding Guide

Find Money For Your Education

14 Trusts That Found Education

There is a list from the free Charity Excellence Framework online toolkit Maximising Income questionnaire. To access the full list of 50+, you must register.

15 Charity Choice

16 Educational Trust Forum

17 Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track and the majority of reliable websites refer to Turn2us. You need a post-code in the UK 🇬🇧 to access.

18 Grants for Individuals by Grants Gov.UK

19 Uni Grants: Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland 

20 Postgraduate Studentships

All types of funding, all for postgraduate

(Masters and Ph.D.)

21 Grantmaking bodies A-Z

22 Bibliographical Society Minor Grants

Minor Grants. The Society offers a limited number of minor grants, of £50 to £200, for specific purposes such as the costs of travel or of microfilming for research purposes (but not for attendance at, or travel to, conferences).

How to apply?

23 GrantsOnline

Funding and more funding and grants!

24 How To Get a Graduate Job?

Make your graduate job search easier and land the graduate job you want with help from the UK’s leading graduate coaching company with this new online free course. It doesn’t take too besides it’s free and learning from an expert is worth the time.

25 National Careers Service in the UK

5 Charities That Offer Postgraduate Funding to Study in The UK

Charities to help your Postgraduate studies in the UK

  1. Sir Richard Stapley Education Trust

Open to students from all countries, applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of applying, as well as during their course of study. The Trust supports postgraduate degrees in any subject, as well as courses in medicine or veterinary sciences taken as a second degree. All grants are made annually, and are normally between £500 and £1,500.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for a grant you must be: 

a) I will be over the age of 24 on 1st October 2021

b) I have been accepted (or I am applying for) a place on a degree course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies taken as a second degree, or a full- or part-time place on a Masters or Doctoral degree programme in any discipline, at a UK university in the academic year 2021/22

c) I will already be resident in the UK when I apply for the grant 

d) I will remain resident in the UK throughout the course of study

e) I will be facing demonstrable financial need in the academic year 2021/22 (details about how this is calculated are in the application form).

  1. The Humanitarian Trust

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met for the Trust to consider a grant:

Students must be studying an academic subject at graduate or postgraduate level

Students must be under 30 years old when they finish their course

Students must have secured the majority of their required income needed for the year – whether this is through student loans, scholarships, university hardship grants, grants from charitable trusts, employment, family contributions or similar. Please indicate what other grants or loans have been applied for.

Students must have a maximum shortfall in required income of £2,000.

Grants can be used for tuition fees or living expenses only.

  1. The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust support thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists.

  1. Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Grants for postgraduate study

**Deadline has changed to 1 September**

We award bursaries of up to £5,000 a year for UK university students, who are in financial need, and have a parent or spouse or are employed themselves, as a commercial traveller, pharmacist or grocer.


Postgraduate bursaries are designed to provide support to UK students in financial need, who have a parent or spouse, or are employed themselves, as a commercial traveller, pharmacist or grocer, and who are registered on a full-time postgraduate degree course at a recognised UK university. 

  1. The Bibliographical Society

Fellowships and Bursaries

The Bibliographical Society invites applications for awards from scholars engaged in bibliographical research (on, for example, book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing, bookbinding, book-ownership and book-collecting).

Members’ interests extend to every part of the world and to all periods. Historians, students of literature, humanities scholars in all fields, librarians, and all book lovers, amateurs and professionals, will benefit from the Society’s activities and publications.

The Society makes Minor Grants for immediate research needs, such as for microfilms or travelling expenses, and Major Grants for longer-term support, for example to assist with prolonged visits to libraries and archives. The Society also offers from time to time the Katharine F Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship.

The Society also makes subventions to conference organisers to subsidise attendance by postgraduate students at bibliographical conferences.

The Society gives £1500 for student bursaries at the London Rare Books School, which selects the recipients.