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Other Charities and Trusts

Below is a list of organisations that have either contacted Cardiff University directly to advertise their grants, or that appear to be particularly appropriate for our students.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust (£3,000)

Eligibility: Student normally resident in the UK and the son, daughter or spouse of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.

How to apply: Please see their website for more detailed guidance:

The Society for Promoting the Training of Women (interest free loans of up to £1000)

Eligibility: SPTW administer small, interest free loans to women to support their studies. Consideration is given to a student's needs and their achievements as well as to their ability to repay quickly. UWCM students maywish to emphasis that they are almost certain to be able to find graduate level work when they complete their studies. Students who are not high academic achievers may wish to emphasis relevant work experience or the financial / educational barriers they have overcome to attend University.

How to apply: Contact SPTW for more information, email:

The BMA Medical Education Trust (up to £1,750)

Eligibility: Students studying Medicine as a second degree who are not eligible to apply for government bursaries. The BMA will only consider awards for clinical years.

How to apply: Phone BMA Charities on 020 7383 6142 or email:

The closing date for applications is 31st January. If you are successful you will receive a bursary in the September of the same year. Please note that you need to apply in your 2nd year for assistance in your 3rd year and in your 3rd year for assistance in your 4th year etc.

The Sidney Perry Foundation (£ Varies)

Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are in hardship. The Foundation will not assist with Electives or intercalated periods. It will also only normally consider students under 35 years of age, save in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply: Write to the address below giving your age, course and what you require help with, asking for an application form:

The Sidney Perry Foundation
PO Box 2924

The Royal College of Surgeons of England: MacLoghlin and Morris Scholarship (£1000)

Eligibility: This Scholarship is for Medical students in financial hardship. Preference may be given to applicants under the age of 30. More information

How to apply: Please see their website for more detailed guidance and more information.

or alternatively contact:-

The Research Board,
The Royal college of Surgeons of England,
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields,

This is not a comprehensive list of Charities, contact us at the Student Advisory Service to find out about other Hardship/Trust Funds.

You can also check out your local library (probably the reference section) for the following books:-

The Grants Register (MacMillan)

Directory of Grant Making Trusts (Charities Aid Foundation)

The Educational Grants Directory (Directory of Social Change)

A Guide to Grants For Individuals in Need (Family Welfare Association)

Charities Digest (Family Welfare Association)

Money to Study (Family Welfare Association