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Durham Education Fund provides grants of up to £400 to students aged 11 – 19 who require financial assistance to aid their education.

The fund is open to applications from students attending one of the following schools:

  • Belmont Community School, Durham
  • Durham Academy
  • Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
  • Durham Sixth Form Centre
  • Durham Trinity School and Sports College
  • Framwellgate School, Durham
  • St Leonard’s RC Comprehensive School, Durham
  • King James 1 Academy, Bishop Auckland
  • St John’s School and Sixth Form, Bishop Auckland
  • Bishop Barrington Academy, Bishop Auckland

Who can apply?

Your application must be made for you by a named member of staff at your school, usually a Tutor, Teacher, SEND Support Officer, Pupil Support Worker, who will act as your referrer or sponsor. Applications will only be processed subject to verification from at the student’s school.

Before starting an application, please read the guidelines carefully to make sure that your client is eligible. Below is a list of possible conditions, however the list is not exhaustive. Please note that your must have a diagnosed and long-term condition that requires specialist support.

Size of grant.

The maximum grant size is £400.

What type of funding can you apply for?

  • Accredited training programmes
  • Study aids such as books
  • Equipment needed for courses
  • Travel costs toward training
  • Clothes and other support for a job interview
  • School Uniform
  • Bicycle, helmet, and locks
  • A laptop where there is evidence of need (Maximum award £250).

When to apply?

Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no closing dates for applications.

If the fund has been fully awarded and we aren’t accepting anymore applications, this will beclearly detailed on our website.