Hampshire Old Industrial & Reformatory Schools Fund (HOIRST)
Mace Educational Trust (MACE)

The HOIRST and Mace Educational Fund aims to support the development of young people who are 18 to 25 years old and are in or have been in care with Hampshire County Council (HCC) and are entering education.

 

HIWCF: This fund is administered by HIWCF. HIWCF’s core aim is to tackle poverty and inequality. This grant programme is designed to support this goal through meeting our impact theme around ‘Employability’.

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Programme Overview

Status: Open
Opening Date: 01/05/2024
Closing Date: 30/10/2024
Minimum Grant: £200
Maximum Grant: Up to £500

Criteria

HOIRST

 

The fund was formed from the Waterloo Old Industrial Fund and Hampshire Reformatory School (originally from the 1920s) which amalgamated in 1978 to support children in care and care leavers in education.

The HOIRST fund offers grants of up to £500 for individuals who are or have been in the care of Hampshire County Council (HCC). In exceptional circumstances an award of a higher amount may be offered. An offer of a place in education, training or employment should be held or on offer.

 

Criteria

Applications to this fund will need to meet the following criteria:

1) Individuals who are or have been in the care of Hampshire County Council (HCC).

2) Individuals who have been resident in Hampshire and in the care of HCC but are now living elsewhere are eligible to apply.

3) An offer of a place in education, training or employment must be held or on offer.

4) Applicants must be aged between 18 and 25 years.

 

Consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate they are entering:

– Further Education (A Level and above), BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3), NVQ 3, Higher Education (Degree Level and above), HNC, HND, Internships, Apprenticeships and associated extracurricular activities.

– An offer of a place in education leading to a nationally recognised qualification relevant to their chosen career.

 

Applicants may only receive one grant in a 12 month period.

 

Acceptable projects:

– Equipment associated with activity or course.

– Driving lessons may be supported if the person has sufficient qualifications to obtain work and can demonstrate that the use of a vehicle is essential for that purpose.

– Public transport costs may be supported if the person can demonstrate the purchase of a railcard or other subsidised travel scheme is necessary for their project/course.

 

What can NOT be funded:

– Applications that do not meet the four criteria listed above (local authority, age, no other grant from this fund in 12 previous months).

– Applications that do not show how they will support your needs as a care leaver.

– HIWCF does not fund projects/ travel outside the UK, or activities promoting political or religious themes.

– HIWCF does not fund retrospective costs (these are costs you have already incurred). Please allow a 4–6-week lead in time from submission of your application to funding decision.

 

MACE

 

The Florence Evelyn Mace Educational Trust Scholarships Trust was established by a bequest from Mrs Mace, a former head teacher in Fareham, for the advancement of education through the award of scholarships or financial assistance.

 

The MACE fund offers grants of up to £400 for individuals who are or have been in care of Hampshire County Council (HCC). MACE scholarships are primarily for students on or due to start a course of Higher Education which includes drama or poetry. Scholarships may also be awarded to students formerly in the care of Hampshire County Council for them to pursue a course of Higher Education in any suitable subject.

 

Criteria:

Applications to this fund will need to meet the following criteria:

1) Individuals who are or have been in the care of Hampshire County Council (HCC).

2) Individuals who are resident in Hampshire (excluding Portsmouth and Southampton) are eligible to apply.

3) An offer of a place in education, training or employment should be held or on offer.

4) Applicants must be aged between 18 and 25 years.

 

Consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate they are entering:

– Further Education (A Level and above), BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3), NVQ 3, Higher Education (Degree Level and above), HNC, HND, Internships, Apprenticeships and associated extracurricular activities.

– Have a place on a course leading to a nationally recognised qualification relevant to their chosen career.

Applicants may only receive one grant in a 12 month period.

 

What can NOT be funded:

– Applications that do not meet the four criteria listed above (local authority, age, no other grant from this fund in 12 previous months).

– Applications that do not show how they will support your needs as a care leaver.

– HIWCF does not fund projects/ travel outside the UK, or activities promoting political or religious themes.

– HIWCF does not fund retrospective costs (these are costs you have already incurred). Please allow a 4–6-week lead in time from submission of your application to funding decision.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us my emailing grantsadmin@hiwcf.com