Badged Bursaries

The HKF Badged Bursaries Scheme

The Helena Kennedy Foundation has developed the concept of the 'badged bursary' as a means of attracting more students from disadvantaged backgrounds into specific universities, degree courses and areas of employment. Badged bursaries are funded by organisations that support the Foundation's purpose and mission and want to target this support directly to students without incurring significant administrative burden and cost themselves, as all these processes are handled by the Foundation on behalf of the supporting organisation.  The key benefits to organisations that badge HKF bursaries are:

  •     Access to a market of over 4 million students who study in the adult, further and higher education sector
  •     Opportunities to raise the profile of your organisation and to demonstrate your commitment to tackling social exclusion and injustice
  •     Possibilities for marketing, promotional and PR and advertising activities in a sector which has over £9bn of public funding to spend annually

Organisations who are currently supporting students by having sponsored badged bursaries are listed below. Our heartfelt thanks go out to these organisations without whom we would not be able to offer the financial support so vital to disadvantaged students.

Examination and Awarding Bodies

  •     City and Guilds NPTC

Membership and other organisations working in Adult, Further and Higher Education

  •     ASET
  •     157 group
  •     UCAS

Charitable Trusts

  •     John Lyon's Charity
  •     Hewett / Driver Trust
  •     KMPG Foundation
  •     Thomas Wall Trust
  •     Schwab/ Westheimer Trust


  •     Kaplan
  •     RLCM - Royal London Cash Management
  •     Smart Teachers
  •     Tribal


  •     Anne Russell Award
  •     Rob Valentine Award

Universities and Higher Education Institutions

  •     University of Bedfordshire
  •     University of Bournemouth
  •     University of Cumbria
  •     De Montfort University
  •     Edge Hill University
  •     University of Edinburgh
  •     University of Essex
  •     University of Huddersfield
  •     University of Kent
  •     Kings College London
  •     Liverpool Hope University
  •     London South Bank University
  •     University of Liverpool  
  •     University College London
  •     University of East London
  •     Newman University Birmingham
  •     Newcastle University
  •     University of Nottingham
  •     University of Plymouth
  •     Southampton Solent University
  •     University of Westminster
  •     University of Winchester
  •     London Metropolitan University
  •     University of Central Lancashire
  •     Bangor University

If you would like to receive further information about the Helena Kennedy Foundation Badged Bursary Scheme please click the link to register your details with the foundation, or Contact Us at the Foundation's head office in London.

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