Higher Education Fund launched to support borough’s young people
Young people planning to go on to higher education next year can now apply to the council’s new Haringey Fairer Education Fund – a programme of funding and support designed to help tackle inequality in the borough.
Launched as part of Haringey Council’s wider commitment to creating a more equal borough, the fund sets out to make access to higher education fairer, and applies to those applying for courses that start in autumn 2021.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, the Leader of Haringey Council, said:
Personal and family finances are a significant barrier to so many people accessing education – in Haringey we are stepping up for young people who need our help. The Haringey Fairer Education Fund aims to confront this inequality by offering much-needed financial support that can be the difference between people being able to continue their studies, or not.
Creating opportunities like this is a vital part of our work to create a fairer and more equal borough.
You can apply for support via the Haringey Fairer Education Fund if you are:
- A Haringey resident whose household has a combined income below £30,000 a year
- Applying for a higher education course (including university, business school or creative/technological college) that starts in autumn 2021
- Entering higher education for the first time
In terms of the type of support that can be applied for, the Haringey Fairer Education Fund will reimburse successful applicants on their UCAS application fees and for two University campus visits or open days* (*up to £50 per trip).
There will also be 10 bursary grants available each year and the recipients of those will:
- Receive monthly payments to help cover living costs for the duration of their course
- Be offered a paid summer placement with a council department, or partner organisation, relevant to their chosen course* (*after the second year of their course).
To make a formal application, see the dedicated Haringey Fairer Education Fund page.
You should download the application form and complete and return it to the following email address: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 11pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020.
If you would like to get in touch with us, or have any further queries, feel free to do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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