Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries

Overview
Education and training grants for individuals over the age of 16 living within the Parish/Community Councils of Rockcliffe, Westlinton, Arthuret, Kirkandrews-on-Esk, Springfield & Gretna Green, Kirkpatrick Fleming & District, Canonbie & District and Gretna & Rigg, who are enrolled full-time on a further education or training course to develop their skills and employability.

Donor
EDF Energy Renewables

What can be funded?
Individuals can be studying any subject, but priority will be given to vocational courses as follows:
• priority 1: renewables & energy-related
• priority 2: engineering, construction, health and safety, other STEM-related
• priority 3: courses which will benefit local employment such as childcare, forestry, plumbing, joinery, electrical and other trades, haulage, and agriculture
• priority 4: other education courses

How much can I apply for?
The level of grant will depend on the course.

Full-time courses (1 year or more)
Figures below are maximum grants available per year, plus a £600 equipment grant in Year 1.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Modern Apprentice £1,500 £900 £200 (part-time) £100 (part-time)
NC, HNC, HND £1,500 £900 £900 (full-time) £500 (full-time)

Short Term courses (less than 1 year)
The level of grant will depend the course and the individual’s situation. The grant may cover part or all of the course fee, along with £15 per day to help offset the cost of travel, childcare and subsistence.

What the Fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• groups

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Gary Higgs on 01900 825760 or email gary@cumbriafoundation.org

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