£1,578raised of £3,000 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to support and contribute to the Kit de Waal Scholarship for disadvantaged and marginalised writers

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We believe that the development of talent and ambition should not be the privilege of those who can afford it. Educational and artistic opportunities should be open to all who want to participate. The first Kit de Waal Scholarship was launched in October 2016 at Birkbeck University, and provides fully funded places for students to study for the acclaimed Birkbeck Creative Writing MA. The Scholalrship also includes a generous travel bursary to allow students to travel into London, as well as Masterclasses for runners-up.

The de Waal Scholarship is intended to talented writers who would not otherwise be able to afford to do the course, targeting students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including but not confined to care leavers, ex-prisoners, members of BAME communities, people with a disability and those from socio-economically deprived and marginalized groups).

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  • Kit de Waal

    Kit de Waal

    2 months ago

    Kit de Waal

    A huge thank you to all the generous people who've donated so far. We've exceeded our original goal, so we're widening the scope of this page to include donations to fund the tuition of the next scholar. Thanks for your support!

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3 months ago

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  • Helen M

    Helen M

    Oct 20, 2016

    Good luck with the fundraising - hope you soon reach the target


  • Henley Literary Festival

    Henley Literary Festival

    Oct 11, 2016

    Thank You


  • Chrissie Markham

    Chrissie Markham

    Oct 10, 2016

    For a wonderful friends fund who once asked me to illustrate a squirrel in a waistcoat !!


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