Apply for a grant

Apply for a grant

We understand that life can often be challenging in many different ways. Our confidential grants service is here to help you manage your financial and money worries to get you back on track when you are struggling.

If you are working in or retired from the education sector and are suffering financial problems caused by unemployment, ill health, sudden life events, bereavement or a personal injury we may be able to offer support.

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How we can help

We provide assistance with:

  • short-term financial emergencies
  • essential, but unaffordable items or costs, which contribute to improving your health and wellbeing
  • helping you to stay in or get back to work

We can do this by helping with all sorts of costs such as:

  • rental arrears to prevent you from being evicted
  • travel costs to get you to that job interview
  • the cost of replacing an essential broken appliance when you do not have the means to replace it otherwise

We also link and work with other charities and funds to give grants for more expensive items, as well as with organisations who can help you improve your long-term financial health overall by:

  • helping you budget effectively
  • making agreements with your creditors to reduce monthly debt commitments
  • providing information regarding your possible benefit entitlement

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Who do we help?

If you are working in or retired from the education sector, or you are the dependent of someone who is or has, you may be eligible to apply for a grant. Please take our eligibility test on the application form.

In order to be considered for a grant, you must have been employed by either a school, further education college or university. We are not able to accept applications from tutors employed solely in the private sector. 

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from PGCE students. However, NQTS may apply for a grant. 

If you’re not sure if you are eligible or if you need more guidance you can speak to our grants team in confidence.

Please call 020 7697 2772 or email  

Before completing the application form, some things to remember:

  1. Please read make sure you read the guidelines before you apply! It will save you time and may help your application be processed faster.
  2. A live application form saves your information straight onto the Education Support Partnership’s database and not onto your computer.
  3. You will be able to create a log in on the first page 
  4. A key element of the application process is that we need supporting documents, in order to assess your application. The types of documents you will need are listed in the guidelines it is therefore a good idea to get these ready before completing the application form.  

If you need to go back to a previous section please navigate using the menu bar at the top of the screen. If you use the back button or the refresh button the application form will reset and you will lose any information you have entered.

Download application guidelines

Please be aware that we have recently updated our application system. If you experience any problems when completing your application, or have trouble retrieving a partially completed application, please email or call 0207 697 2772. 

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