Give the Gift of Education
This course has changed my outlook. I am able to realise my dreams and now I have hopes for a new career. I'm a single mother, with no regular income, without the student bursary there is no way I could have afforded to do the course.
For many people, the first step to getting back on track is a chance to develop personally and professionally. Education can be that step. At City Lit, we believe that no matter what obstacle someone may face, access to the education they need should not be one of them.
Last year the Fund supported students aged 19 to 75, but we weren't able to help everyone who needs it. And applications are expected to increase by 50% this year.
£20 Supports two hours of learning in a business skills class
£40 Opens the world of literature to a formerly homeless student
£79 Funds a course for an adult studying in our Centre for Learning Disabilities
£100 Buys a travel pass so an asylum seeker can attend English classes
With your help, we make sure that everyone, regardless of circumstances, has access to the education they need to change their lives:
Going to City Lit has given me that rarest commodity-- hope. I was made redundant and going back to study has made a huge difference to me, it is so exciting to be learning, moving forward and being active. Without the student bursary, it would not have been possible.