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Eligibility Criteria

To be able to apply for a grant, you must simply fulfill these minimum requirements:

You must be over the age of 16.

You must be enrolled (a conditional offer will NOT suffice) on a vocational type Foundation course or a first BA Degree course at a recognised university, college or educational facility in the United Kingdom.

No grants are awarded to students on a second Degree, Post Graduate, Master's or PhD courses. 

You must submit a hand-written application by 31st December

of the academic year which commenced in that September (See Application Process).

You agree that we may use aspects of your story on this website to tell other potential applicants how you have benefited from a grant from The William Barry Trust.


The William Barry Trust does not discriminate against any applicants for any reason whatsoever as long as you can fulfill the above criteria. You may apply regardless of your age, background, gender, gender identity, disability, ethnicity, height, weight, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or skin colour. 

If the number of applications exceeds the amount of grant money available, grants will be awarded on a first come, first-served basis.

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