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NPTC fund


The NPTC Fund was created when NPTC (formerly an awarding body in the land-based sector) transferred its business and assets to The City and Guilds of London Institute (“City & Guilds”) in June 2010.

The Fund was created to benefit people working or wishing to work, in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, animal care or other industries connected to food production and/or the land. Within this scope, it is able to support the following kind of activities:

  • Research
  • Grants and bursaries for learners
  • The development of new products and services
  • Financial support for industry training initiatives

Funding is focussed on supporting those furthest away from the jobs market, and in particular the Foundation’s key priority groups:

  1. Offenders and former offenders
  2. Displaced people and refugees
  3. Those facing significant barriers to work, including financial barriers.

The fund is overseen by the City & Guilds Foundation Committee, to whom responsibility has been delegated by City & Guild’s Trustees.

Bursaries: The NPTC Fund supports a number of bursaries to individuals for study and scholarships in the land-based sector. Some are available through the City & Guilds bursary programme to cover costs arising as a result of undertaking a City & Guilds land-based qualification:

Discover more about the City & Guilds Foundation and the bursary programme >

Grant funding: The NPTC Fund welcomes direct applications to support projects and research where they further land based education and training, or help to inform industry on issues of the moment relating to skills development and vocational education in the land-based sector.  As a guide, the NPTC Fund is unlikely to support applications for support in this category that exceed £25,000. However, applications will be considered on their individual merit and potential applicants interested in seeking support will need to complete a full application form, provided via the City & Guilds Foundation team who will seek approval from their Committee. For more information, please email customerservices@cityandguilds.com who will direct you to the right people who can support you.