Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

The Trust provides small grants to mature students of proven academic merit, and in financial need, who are pursuing further degree qualifications at an institution in the UK. Grants are normally between £500 and £1350.
Their next annual grant round is scheduled to open on 4 January 2021 and relates to the 2021/22 academic year. If you visit their website and go to the Applications page, you can request an email reminder when they become available on 4 January.  If you believe you are eligible, it is important to apply quickly. After the Trust receives 300 applications, usually in mid-late January, the annual grant round will close. 
The current eligibility criteria are as follows:
a) Over the age of 24 on 01 October of the proposed year of study.
b) Either accepted on, or applying for a place on a degree course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies taken as a second degree, or accepted on, or applying for a full- or part-time place on a Masters or Doctoral degree programme in any discipline, at a UK university.
c) Already resident in the UK at the time of application, and resident in the UK during the course of study
d) Be facing demonstrable financial need in the academic year for which funding is applied 
Please bear in mind that the Trust receives far more eligible applications than they are able to support, and the application process is competitive. There is more information on their website. As their grants are quite small, many students also apply to other charities as well.

Contact: The Administrator

Address: The Stapley Trust, P. O. Box 839, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AL

Email: [email protected]