General Information on How to Apply for a Grant
The Bursary Fund Panel acts on behalf of St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre.
The aim of the Bursary Fund is to contribute towards the costs of students over 18 years of age with learning disabilities to attend courses at the St Joseph’s Activities Centre. A proportion of new students will be targeted from funding-deprived boroughs, in particular from Brent. All the courses at St Joseph’s aim to improve the well-being of the students, and the bursary fund will enable more people to use our services.
- Application forms are available to download here or can be obtained by post or email from St Joseph's.
- Completed application forms can be returned either by email or by post.
- Applications can be made at any time but the successful applicant will not be able to start attending a course until the beginning of the following term.
- St Joseph’s timetable broadly follows academic years; the Bursary will be valid for three terms and the applicant will be expected to attend weekly. Terms commence in January, April and September.
- Applications can be made for up to 75% of an annual course fee, so for up to £450.
- Students will be expected to contribute up to a minimum of 25% towards the course fees.
- Normally, grants will be awarded on a one-off basis.
- The Person Centered Package is not included in this scheme.
- Applicants should be aged 18 or over at the start date for the Bursary.
If you would like to talk about the Bursary Fund and whether you are eligible to apply for one, please contact John Coleby, the Director of St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, on 020 8202 3999.