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What we do

The primary aim of The William Barry Trust is to further vocational education and training. We aid and support students on vocational courses such as technical, craft, music, drama and art courses.


Many students struggle to make ends meet and many have to do two or three jobs whilst they are studying. The William Barry Trust helps them by awarding a non-repayable grant of up to £1,000 per year whilst they study.


Since its creation in 1976, The William Barry Trust has spent millions of pounds and helped many thousands of students. 

Please note that The William Barry Trust is concerned with education and training rather than career development so we do not support students who are in full time employment and who are doing a course to further their career.

The Scholarship is intended for Foundation courses or BA courses and not for Post Graduate or PhD courses.

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