Funding Sources for Training Courses
Coming soon: More opportunities to retrain in later life through the introduction of a flexible student loan. As part of the Government's 'Lifetime Skills Guarantee', it has pledged to improve access to higher and university education for adults looking to retrain. This initiative will be rolled out across the UK under the 'UK Skills and Post-16 Education Bill' and will be supported via a new 'Lifelong Loan Entitlement'. This is what we know about the loan so far:
- It'll be available to anyone over the age of 16 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- It'll be equivalent to up to four years' worth of student loans.
- Borrowers will be able to use the loan 'flexibly' over their lifetime.
- They will be able to use the loan at college and university.
We will update this page as and when more details about the the new scheme become available.
The following links will give you information about grants and loans available in your area:
Scholarships and Bursaries
If you think that you, or someone you know, can benefit from spending time with horses, but money is an issue, our sister charity The Tinnis Trust can help. Its mission is to provide opportunities for interaction with horses that help people move forwards positively in their lives.
Every year the trust provides a small number of bursaries so that people in times of transition can access the life-changing benefits of horses so that they do not fall through gaps in provision, particularly families transitioning through trauma, women and girls who are recovering from abuse or leaving violent situations, young people transitioning into or out of education and children transitioning into or out care.
We also provide scholarships for people wishing to train as therapeutic horsemanship or riding practitioners on a case by case basis. You can apply for one of these bursaries and, if you are eligible, access our services or training totally free of charge. Please visit www.thetinnistrust.org for more details.
Please note that training scholarships are in high demand and the trust receives many more applications each year than it can fund. In order to be considered, you need have first explored all alternative funding possibilities.