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  • We are now open for applications from individuals who are planning to study at university from September 2022.  The final date for a university grant application is 30th September.  However we encourage students to submit their applications as soon as possible as this grant programme may close early if there is high demand.
  • There is no closing date for further education/vocational courses.  However, for one-year/two-year college courses (eg. Level 1-4 Diplomas) we will only consider grant applications from students with at least 12 weeks of their course remaining. This means we are only accepting applications for one-year/two-year college courses that start from September 2022.

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Before completing this form please read the guidance notes

Also if you wish to check your financial eligibility, click here.  You can also see a summary of the documentation we require with the application here. If you wish to see a pdf preview of this form, click here.

If you require assistance in completing this application form, the Walcot Advice/Support project based at Centre 70 in West Norwood may be able to help you. To book an appointment, please contact the advisor on 07832 607083 or

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If you live outside Lambeth but have been looked after (i.e. in care to) the London Borough of Lambeth for at least one year, you should answer yes. If you live at university but your permanent address is in the London Borough of Lambeth and has been so for at least one year, you should answer yes. All students studying full time degree courses need to show evidence that they have lived in Lambeth for at least one year before the course started

Due to high cost of childcare for under 3s, we do not support childcare applications for under 3s.

For university students, we expect you to apply for tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grant. For college applicants, we expect you to apply for 24+ advanced learning loan

If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the questions above you will not be eligible for a grant from us and should not complete this form


You have entered "No" on one of the eligibility criteria and so are not eligible for a grant.  You may find other grants on

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Only enter this if you have lived at your present address for less than one year

Please just write number - e.g. 9, not "9 years" or "Since 2006"

Please give name of organisation if appropriate.

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Please give details (Name, Age, Relationship to you) 

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Please provide this information about yourself (or if you are under 25 and living in the family home - the head/s of household).  We know that you and your family will have other expenses in addition to those listed below.  However, these are not included in our financial eligibility calculation, so please do not list them. You must complete this section carefully.  Without these details we cannot work out whether you are financially eligible for a grant and your application will be returned. All income that you enter in this section should match up with the bank statements that you have provided.

Overdrafts, credit card debts, rent arrears, council tax arrears. Please specify in detail - e.g. Rent arrears - £500; Water arrears - £150; Overdraft - £200; Provident - £350


Please enter numbers only (no letters or symbols)


Please enter numbers only (no letters or symbols)

Amount that you pay DIRECTLY

Amount that you pay DIRECTLY

If you have listed childcare costs above, please break them down here (i.e. number of hours/days per week; cost per hour/day - PLEASE NOTE - this is for EXISTING childcare costs that you are CURRENTLY paying for

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25 characters maximum

In a few words (maximum 50 characters), sum up your grant request. For example, "Childcare costs to help attend course" or "Buying tools to help secure apprenticeship"

Give details of how much your childcare will cost. This is only the childcare cost associated with your study (e.g. during times you are attending college/uni). Please be clear if this cost is daily, weekly or monthly. Also give details of the hours of childcare (e.g. full time, Monday mornings etc)

Please explain very specifically WHAT you are applying for with a clear breakdown of costs.

For example, tell us how you will spend the grant e.g. towards course related items, travel, university accommodation fees etc. Please be as specific as you can

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Ideally, this referee should be your current or most recent tutor.

Length of Payee Name should be 18 characters max. Letters/Numbers only - no special characters

No hyphens - just numbers

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If there are problems with attachments, you can send the documents to Walcot Foundation, 127 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF or email to  Please note that the maximum size of each file is 5MB.

Please send any hard copies to:

The Grants Team
The Walcot Foundation
127 Kennington Road

SE11 6SF

Please ensure that you include a covering letter so that we can match your documents with this application.

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  • I certify that the information that I have given in this application is true and complete.  (Please note that a decision will be based on the information given on this form. If a grant is awarded and the information is subsequently found to be incorrect, any grant that had been awarded could be withdrawn and you could be asked to repay any monies already paid.)
  • If applicable, I confirm I have contacted the Student Finance Officer (or similar) at the institution where I am studying (or plan to study) and have applied for any financial assistance for which I might be eligible
  • I have no objection to the data contained in this application being held by the Walcot Foundation for the purpose of considering this grant application. For more information on how we handle your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.
  • I agree that information I have given may be discussed with representatives of my college/university/training centre/school (if applicable), childcare providers (if applicable), my referees and any organisation that suggested I apply.
  • I understand that if I am awarded any goods or services my contact details will be passed on to the relevant suppliers in order for them to contact me.
  • To help the Foundation monitor and evaluate its work, I agree I may be contacted in the future.
  • I agree that any grant awarded will not be used toward purchases already made or debts.
  • I have read the application's guidelines in full.