Leathersellers' Company: Student Grants

The Leathersellers' Company

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Grant amount: Up to £20,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 30, 2020 3:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund aims to support students in real financial need which may be preventing their excellence and talent from shining through. We support students who want to contribute to society in a positive way, whose energy and commitment ensures they will study hard for the career they want. 
The Leathersellers’ Company has been supporting education at all levels since the 17th century. As well as offering grants for university students and directly funding a number of universities, we are involved with the running of secondary and primary schools in south London. These are Colfe’s School and The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools which consists of:
  • Prendergast School
  • Prendergast Sixth Form College
  • Prendergast Ladywell School
  • Prendergast Primary School
  • Prendergast Vale School

Student Grants
The Charitable Fund awards Student Grants of up to £5,000 a year, to study for a full-time Degree at any UK University.

Higher Education
We have a long history of directly funding universities. Some of our funding relationships go back hundreds of years, others are more recent. The charitable fund welcome applications from UK universities particularly those supporting the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • UK students already enrolled or with an offer to begin a full-time degree course at a UK University in September 2019 are eligible to apply.
  • Students of any nationality who can show a commitment to the UK, such as permanent residence, previous secondary educational record, family ties, are eligible to apply.
  • Students from the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools are encouraged to apply, as are scholars from Colfe’s School.
  • Students of engineering or subjects connected with the leather trade, including fashion students who work with leather, are encouraged to apply.
  • We may also consider full / part-time courses that are not degrees but lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
    • However, you will need to show how gaining this qualification would significantly improve your future employability/career prospects. 
  • A maximum award of £5,000 per year is available, subject to annual review, for a maximum of 4 years.


  • Priority may sometimes be given to exceptional students from the Greater London area.
  • Applications are particularly welcomed from students of engineering or subjects connected with the leather trade including fashion students who work with leather.
  • We particularly encourage applications from students with limited family support networks, care leavers and refugees.


  • Funding cannot be given in support of one-year professional conversion courses.
  • We do accept applications from students from any part of the UK.