About the programme
The Programme is intended to:
Assist and support individuals and ensure they are able to attend further education within a General FE College or Private Training Provider.
Assist those who are particularly disadvantaged.
(Examples may include but are not limited to: care leavers or care-experienced young people; those who have caring responsibilities; those living on a family income of less than £28,000; young people with disabilities and those with special educational needs.)
Eligibility and deadline
Please note this is open to VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst centres in the UK only. Applications are now closed.
Also available this year:
Find out about our new VTCT Excellence Awards launched this year on the occasion of VTCT’s 60th anniversary this year.
Please note you can also enter for the awards separately.
Academy Hair and Beauty Training School
Bedfordshire Beauty Training Academy
Cardiff & Vale College
Central Bedfordshire College
Community Training Portal Ltd
Debut Training Academy Limited
Dundee and Angus College
Gower College Swansea
Learning Curve Group Hair and beauty academies
Leeds City College
Mac-Ed Training Ltd
Michaeljohn Training School
Peter Symonds College
Ray Cochrane Beauty School
Suffolk New College
The Holistic Academy
The White Rose School of Beauty and Complementary Therapies Limited
Truro and Penwith College
UK Beauty Schools Ltd
West London Beauty Academy
West London College
ZISHI Cornerstone Ltd
Bursary recipients 2021
White Rose Beauty Colleges
What could a grant or bursary be used for?
The overall aim is to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, helping them to fulfil their potential through vocational/technical skills study programmes. We want to ensure that every young person has the same opportunities to participate and benefit from a place in further education, skills and training.
Grants and Bursaries can benefit a college or training provider in many ways. From providing uniforms or required kit for trainee chefs or beauty therapists, to assisting students through a hardship fund or helping people back into work after a career change or family break.
A college could offer transport costs for those in rural areas who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend, or the money could be used for enrichment in the form of useful visits to industry shows.
It may also be used to help with the cost of diagnostic assessments for SEN such as dyslexia.