I try really hard to promote this each time it comes around; I feel that it is one of the ways that those who genuinely would struggle to study C&G courses are helped to do so. Here at SST we have had some wonderful bursary students in the past, who have achieved a great deal, so we know from first hand experience that it works.
City & Guilds will pay full course costs as well as materials, equipment etc., so it has to be worth a try for anyone who thinks they would fulfil the criteria. Sadly it is just open to UK residents.You can access the details on C&G’s site at http://www.cityandguilds.com/Courses-and-Qualifications/Support/Finance-and-Funding/Bursaries and complete the online entry form at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGJvVHdyOUczaXdMZWlUSlFGQ2p3TXc6MQ#gid=0
You’ll need the course code for your application, which are Machine Embroidery Level 3 certificate 7716-67 and diploma 7716-70, Embroidery Level 3 certificate 7716-61 and diploma 7716-64, Patchwork L3 certificate 7716-62 and diploma 7716-68. Our centre number is 047026 Eccles Farm.
Quick tip: do ensure you ask for the full cost of the course fees to be met – you can check these on our site at the address below - and also include the £85 City & Guilds enrolment fee on top. If you need a sewing machine or other item such as a laptop or threads, materials etc you can also ask for help towards these too. http://www.sofst.org/xcs/display/Pricing___Payment/pricing.html
The best of luck if you decide to go for it.