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The Education and Skills Bursary Fund Durham City supported by The Durham Johnston Educational Fund aims to provide grants of between up to £250 to current and former students of one of the eligible schools in Durham listed below, who require financial assistance to aid their career or education.

Who can Apply?

Grants of up to £250 are available to individuals who meet each of the following three criteria:

  • Currently aged 24 or under (and will be at the start of the activity for which this funding is intended)
  • Currently resident in Durham City and have been so for a period of two or more years (If you live with your parent(s)/guardian(s) or you are living away from Durham City whilst attending University but your parent(s)/guardian(s) live in Durham City, the residency in Durham City relates to the address of your parent(s)/guardian(s). If you are married or have lived independently and supported yourself for a period of 12 months or more, the residency in Durham City relates to your address)
  • Have at any time attended (for a period of two or more years) one of the following eligible schools – Belmont Community School, Durham Community Business College, Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham Trinity School and Sports College, Framwellgate School, Durham, St Leonard’s RC Comprehensive School.

In completing the application, you will be asked to provide the name of a referee. This could be a senior tutor at the school attended, social worker, college mentor or other professional. The Foundation may contact this referee to support CDCF’s validation and assessment of the application.

When to apply

The Fund is open to applications at any time and there are no deadlines

Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.