POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES


New student finance now available visit: www.tfstrainng.co.uk


GENERAL:

The Learning and Skills Council fund college courses in England.

LSC Helpline England: 0870 900 6800
                       Wales: 0845 608 8066

Wales: ELWA http://www.elwa.org.uk/elwaweb/elwa.aspx?pageid=2942
Northern Ireland (Department of Education) 028 912 79279
http://www.delni.gov.uk/index/funding-support.htm
Scotland (Scottish Further Education Funding) 0131 313 6500
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Funding-Support-Grants/FFL/Introduction

HELP WITH FUNDING FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION/DIVERSIFICATION

FARMING: government funding help

http://www.defra.gov.uk/funding/what/index.htm

FINANCIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/financialhelp

Learn Direct http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/ helpline 08000 100 900
Overview : http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/helpandadvice/helpwithfunding/bgft/

Adult learning grants: see
http://www.direct.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/fs/en for college attendance.

Train to Gain www.traintogain.gov.uk 0800 015 55 45 (England)
Northern Ireland: 0800 100 900
Scotland: 0845 8502 502
Wales: 029 2090 6801

Welsh Assembly learning grant
http://www.learning.wales.gov.uk/alg/intro-e.htm

Individual Learning Accounts Scotland www.ilascotland.org.uk

LearnDirect Scotland www.learndirectscotland.com/help/funding 0808 100 9000

EGAS Educational Grants Advisory Service
Helpline 020 7254 6251 www.egas-online.org.uk

Educational Maintenance Allowance 16-19 years
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/financialhelp/ema/index.cfm?SectionID=1
Can't get EMA and a wage at the same time, but can still receive it for unwaged work-based learning.

Help with costs (16-19) of living away from home
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/financialhelp/quickguide/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.view#top

Royal Horticultural Society bursaries (study visits, working placements, plant exploration and study, taxonomy and research, conference attendance, projects of educational or historical value.
01483 212380 bursaries@rhs.org.uk

Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary scheme - skills exchanges, secondments, attendance of CPD events. www.hbgbs.org.uk Fiona.dennis@english-heritage.co.uk 01737 244664.