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The Pocklington and Thomas Huggett Apprenticeship aid Fund Trust

The Pocklington and Thomas Huggett Apprenticeship Aid Fund Trust, provides financial support to children and young people in the Royal Borough to help them advance in life. This is achieved by providing small grants.

There are certain conditions that need to be met for an applicant to be eligible for the grant. They are:

  • the applicant must be under the age of 21 years or with discretion of the Trustees, up to the age of 25 years
  • born within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (or whose parent or parents have been resident within the borough for not less than ten years)
  • have a financial need (either the parents/carers/young person receive entitlements such as Housing Benefit, JSA, income support or other similar equivalents)

Additionally there is support available to those who meet the age criteria and are in the care of or under the supervision of the Royal Borough.

What grants are awarded for

  • the payment of fees and expenses in apprenticing young people to a useful trade or occupation
  • the award of scholarships, bursaries or maintenance allowances tenable at any university or other place of learning approved by the Trustees
  • the provision of financial assistance, outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to enable young people on leaving school, university, or any other education establishment to prepare for, or to assist their entry into, a profession, trade or calling
  • the award of scholarships or maintenance allowances to enable children and young people to travel abroad to pursue their education
  • the provision of financial assistance to enable children and young people to study music or other art
  • otherwise promoting the education (including social and physical training) of children and young people

Who to contact

Contact Name
Aberash Diressie

Where to go

The Pocklington and Thomas Huggett Apprenticeship Aid Fund Trust
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX

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Other notes

The Pocklington and Thomas Huggett Apprenticeship Aid fund Trust has been temporarily suspended until further notice due to low funds. We are therefore unable to proceed with new application until funds are restored.

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Last Updated 11/05/2021

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