Section: Community Projects & Support

Disadvantaged families who can't afford the costs of studying offered cash support by housing group

Posted 16.04.19
Wheatley Group: Further reading

Students from disadvantaged communities are being offered up to £1,500 a year by Scotland's leading housing group to support them through college or university.

Wheatley Group has helped 100 people with their further or higher education studies in the past two years by providing bursaries.

Now the Group is inviting applications for people from its communities to apply for up to 50 new bursaries this year.

The bursaries, supported by the Group's charitable trust - the Wheatley Foundation, are available to tenants of Wheatley's social landlords and their families.

Applicants should be looking to start their studies this year or already be at college or university.

The bursaries are available for people who want to study for an HNC, HND, Undergraduate Degree or Postgraduate course.

Wheatley's social landlords are: GHA, Cube, Loretto Housing, Dunedin Canmore, West Lothian Housing Partnership and Barony.


Riverside launches £50k community chest to help fund local projects in Halton Lea

Posted 10.04.19
Riverside: Further reading

Housing association Riverside has set up a £50,000 Community Chest Fund to build stronger communities in Hallwood Park and Palace Fields.

Voluntary sector organisations, registered charities, schools and residents are welcome to bid for a grant. They will need to demonstrate how the project will benefit people living on the two estates by tackling issues such as:

The funding pot is in response to feedback from residents who took part in the first stage of engagement, which highlighted a real need for more local projects to be set up and support those most in need.

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