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Lambeth Residents Grant

The Walcot Foundation offers grants to low-income Lambeth residents to assist with the costs of undertaking education and training that has a strong likelihood of leading to work.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have lived in Lambeth for at least one year
  • Live in a low-income household (receiving income-based benefits or working and receiving a very low wage)
  • Be aged 18 or over (for college or sixth form students, we can accept applications from individuals who are 17 if applying for a grant for the academic year in which they turn 18).

Additionally, applicants should either be:

  • Studying (or planning to study) towards a first degree or vocational qualification that has a strong likelihood of leading to employment (we cannot fund individuals who already have a degree or vocational qualification at NVQ level 4 or equivalent)
  • Or have been out of work for much of the last five years and not gained a degree or NVQ-4 (or equivalent) vocational qualification in the last 10 years
  • Or be in low paid work (receiving working tax credit), but want to boost their chances of finding better paid employment by undertaking qualifications/training courses.


Grants of up to £1000 are available for course related expenses (for example books, equipment, travel costs) and up to £4000 towards the cost of childcare (for children aged 3 and over).

For more information and to apply

Please visit the Walcot Foundation website to find out more and to apply online.