North Berwick Trust’s Young Person’s Scholarship
"The Trust welcomes applications from young people age 14 – 25 who live or study in North Berwick who meet the criteria"
North Berwick Trust has offered an annual Young Person’s Scholarship since 2022.
This scholarship is open to young people seeking support to embark on further education or career training. This includes those with specific ambitions to further their careers in sport, music and art or other cultural or creative endeavours.
This scholarship is designed to assist our young people to move their life forward in a positive way. Priority is given to those who could not afford to do so without support.
North Berwick Trust welcomes applications to the Young Person’s Scholarship at any time from young people age 14 – 25 who live or study in North Berwick who meet the criteria.
Grants of up to £10,000 in total are available shared between up to 3 young people age 14-25 for projects or activities that deliver against the Trust’s funding themes.
Scholarships for this academic year (2023/24) have now been awarded. This fund is now closed.
The young persons scholarship will re-open on 1st August 2024.
Guidance notes and application forms will be made available to download at this time.
If you would like to discuss potential projects or need assistance with your application, please contact the Trust’s Grants and Communications Manager on 07874625206 or email [email protected].
Each proposed training course or activity should:
- Support a young person (age 14-25 years) who lives or studies in North Berwick
- Be specific and have a measurable outcome(s). It should be clear what the course or activity comprises and how this will support your future progress. The Trust expects to receive updates on the progress of scholarship holders.
- Not be a replacement or substitute for statutory or other funding which would normally be provided by the Scottish Government or local authority.
- Have demonstrable financial need (evidence of household income must be provided)
- Be for a specific purpose
- We are unable to fund:
Animal welfare projects
Political or lobbying activities
- Applicants will need to complete a Young Person’s Scholarship Application Form.
- Supporting documentation is required:
- Proof of identity and age (Copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence or Young Scot Card)
- Proof of address (Current bank statement or utilities bill in applicant’s name)
- Proof of attendance at North Berwick High School (required if you do not live in North Berwick)
- Evidence of your gross annual household income (Current payslip and P60, tax credits/child benefits documentation or company accounts if self-employed for each adult in your household)
£10,000 of grant funding is available for up to 3 applicants.
Who is eligible for a grant?
- You must be between 14–25 years old and proposing a training course or activity which meets the Trust’s criteria (its funding themes).
- You must live or attend or have attended school in North Berwick no longer than 10 years ago. You will need to provide proof of address, for example, a current bank statement or utilities bill with your name (or parent/carer’s name) and address, and evidence of your attendance (past or present) at North Berwick High School.
- You must have a demonstrable need for financial support and must provide evidence of your financial circumstances. If you live with your family, you should provide evidence of the financial circumstances of all adults with whom you reside. This will include details of their relationship to you and their gross annual income. Evidence of earnings is required in the form of a current payslip and P60, tax credits/child benefits documentation, and company accounts if self-employed.
- You must have a UK bank account in your own name.
The Trust welcomes applications to the Young Person’s Scholarship at any time.
All submissions are assessed by the Trust’s Grants Group.
Recommendations are made to the North Berwick Trust Limited Board at its meetings, which occur 4 times per year.
If an application is more urgent, please note this when applying.
Once the grant is awarded, the applicant will have a period of 48 months to receive payment and complete the project, unless the Trust has agreed an alternative timescale in advance. In order for the grant to be received, the Trust requires the applicant to provide appropriate receipts and invoices.
The terms and conditions of grants will be determined by the trustees of North Berwick Trust Limited.
Below are some examples of the types of training courses and activities which may be considered by the Trust:
- Career training courses to assist you in obtaining employment. For example, a plumbing apprenticeship or lorry driver training.
- Further educational training. This includes, but is not limited to, university. University applicants will be considered. Whilst studying at university in Scotland is free, funding may still be required to assist with living costs if you can demonstrate that you could not otherwise afford to attend. You may also be eligible if you can demonstrate a need to study outwith Scotland, which will incur fees. If you had to stop your first course due to illness, financial circumstances or for other reasons and you are now not eligible for free university tuition, the Trust may consider your application.
- Travel costs to advance your career. For example, if you require to travel to compete in a sport or a musician to attend concerts.
- Cost of fees to enter into competitions or events.
- Interview/work clothes or equipment.