Educational Grants for Young People
Educational Funds for the Advancement of Education
The 2023 Educational Fund is now open and will close once all funds have been allocated.
Bristol Charities Educational Fund has been created by combining several funds together, this includes the former Hooks Mills Educational Fund and the Bagshaw Birkin Fund. The purpose is to create access to opportunities for young people where no loans or public funds are available.
grant amount caps:
We can help with the following:
We cannot help with the following:
How to Apply
Applications for general education funds must be made using the charities online grant application form. The application needs to be made by a sponsor who is usually known to the applicant, through an educational/religious/training establishment or through support or other agencies - including Scouts, Girls Guides and other Community Groups.
Please note that grant funding will be in most cases made direct to the educational / training / community establishment or group, or to suppliers.
“I cannot thank you enough for helping me get a proper bed. I have been on a camp bed for 5 weeks. I have a spinal problem…that has got worse. Today I got an orthopedic three quarter bed, with a nice metal frame. It is so comfortable. Thank you so much. I medically needed a bed and I am looking forward to sleeping in comfort.
— Ms R. R - Grant recipient
Dear Sir, Madam and all who do the magnificent work at Bristol Charities,
You recently donated £120 to my mother, who has a damaged spine and neck; making sleeping very painful.
I got a memory foam from Bristol Bed Maker with other funds to make up the shortfall. It is wonderful!!! Thank you so much it really makes a difference!
— Mr G. B
Thanking you very much for the carpet you supplied to me. After many months of homelessness, I am now settled in my new flat.
Your generosity and kindness has helped me greatly and the contractors did a great job. Once again, Thank you.
— Mr R. M
Thank you to Bristol Charities and supplier for the Russel Hobbs oven which is brill! I had my first roast dinner this week.
Well done and I hope I can give back one day.
— Mr R. A