Funding and bursaries

Mini Round Now Open for applications – Learners can request up to £1,000
Closing Date: 5 pm on Thursday, 4th December 2014

City & Guilds offers a small number of bursaries (educational grants) each year to people who would like the opportunity to study for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification, and who would otherwise be financially unable to study. 

The bursaries can be used for a wide range of purposes including

  • Paying your course and/or exam fees
  • Covering living costs if you are unable to work while you study
  • Covering childcare or travel expenses 
  • Covering other costs that are making it difficult for you to enrol on a course. 

Please note that we do not make any retrospective payments including payments for career development or deferred loans that you may have taken out with a college or bank. 

For information on our courses and qualifications, click on the links below. 

> City & Guilds Qualifications and Apprenticeships
> Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Qualifications


To qualify for a City & Guilds bursary you will need to
  • Be completing a City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Demonstrate in your application that you are in genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent you for completing your City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Currently be resident in, and wish to study in the UK for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification.

Important documents

City & Guilds bursary terms and conditions (PDF, 71KB)

Apply for a bursary

City & Guilds Bursary programme is now open for applications. The closing date for this round of applications is 5 pm on Thursday, 4th December 2014. 

Register here in order to start your application > 

After you press the Submit button you will be given the link to the online application.

Guidance on completing the online application

The application is your main opportunity to tell us about you and your plans. We strongly recommend that you prepare your answers offline before you complete the online application.

Guidance on completing the online application >