“Our mission is to make further education accessible to all young people and adults in East London, no matter what their background or family circumstances”
The Learning Revolution Trust (LRT) was formed in
December 2011 as a subsidiary of the College, to attract sponsorship and
donations in support of bursaries, capital development and research. The
Learning Revolution Trust supports disadvantaged learners by
removing the financial and social barriers to education. In this way, it is
creating a culture of ambition, opportunity and learning. To be eligible for a bursary a student must be living or studying in East London.
Students of Newham College who wish to apply should contact the registry office at their campus of study.
The primary areas of support are:
The maximum provided
under the scheme is £150 per person which helps with items such as initial
travel costs through an Oyster Card top up, lunch and clothing vouchers,
childcare costs, any specialist equipment required for work, and sector
Despite the relatively small amounts of money involved, the initiative has already had a major impact in increasing the take up of apprenticeship and employment opportunities among the young people it has supported. To date 170 young people have benefitted from the scheme. The LRT is now looking to significantly expand the scheme by working with partners in Newham and surrounding areas so that we can extend the scheme to many more.
Work Ready shows how a well targeted scheme with a limited budget can have a life changing impact for those it helps. If you wish to apply please contact Shamala Nair – email@example.com
Charity number 149460