Can you remember what your answer was when, as a child, you were asked – ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Deciding you want to be a nurse, astronaut, dog walker or singer when you’re five does seem young – but only ten years later children are asked to consider educational choices that could influence their careers for the rest of their lives.
For some, these decisions come with a ‘what if’. What happens if you find yourself studying for a degree or apprenticeship but can’t afford the necessary text books? What happens if mid-career, you find yourself redundant? What do you do if you begin to struggle with the loss of income when you retire?
Work and education is a lifelong journey and our grants support people at every stage. From helping your children get the best start in life, retraining you mid-career, and helping you adjust to retirement, we are here to help.
Our early years are formative so it’s important to spend them in enriching environments. As well as boosting your child or grandchild’s development, childcare allows you the freedom to pursue your own career. That’s why we can help with childcare costs to allow parents or guardians to work.
School can set you up for brilliant prospects later in life, and engaging in every opportunity is the best way to secure a bright future. We know this can be costly, though, with the price of everything from uniforms, to computer equipment, to extra-curricular activities mounting quickly. Our grants can help with a wide range of educational costs.
Our support doesn’t end when you fly the nest to start life at university or in an apprenticeship! Bills start to add up when you’re paying for everyday costs like accommodation, food, textbooks, and transport – but we’ve got your back, with grants to support higher and further education.
None of us know what life has in store for us around the corner. If you find yourself facing redundancy or in need of retraining, we could help with grants to help you cover the bills whilst you look for work or do the training you need to secure employment.
Retirement might mean the end of your working life, but it’s by no means the end of our support for you. You might find yourself struggling with a reduced income, or maybe health and mobility issues. Don’t worry though, our grants can help you adjust to your new financial situation and help you access the healthcare you need.