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  • Our university and further education (e.g. Level 1 - 4 Diplomas) grants programme are now open to new applications.
  • Closing date for university students application is the 30th of September 2024.
  • There is no closing date for other vocational/short course grant applications.  

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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 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 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. We will also accept applications from: a) individuals who are rehoused outside Lambeth but are still in the care of Lambeth Council; b) individuals who have recently moved into Lambeth immediately after a custodial sentence and are planning to make Lambeth their permanent residence; c) individuals rehoused in Lambeth with support by an external agency/housing services as a result of domestic violence. Please contact the Grants Team if any of these scenarios apply to you, prior to making an application.

Due to the high cost of childcare for young children that do not qualify for the Government free hours of childcare, we do not accept childcare applications for children under 9 months.

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 declined. 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 "Costs to support study of degree"

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)

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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.
  • 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.