Leathersellers' Company: Student Grants

The Leathersellers' Company

Grant amount: Up to £20,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 14, 2019 4:00pm 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 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 schools in south London. These are Colfe’s and The Leathersellers Federation of Schools (which consist of Prendergast Hilly Fields College and Prendergast Ladywell Fields College).

Student Grants
The Leathersellers’ Company now awards Student Grants of up to £5,000 a year, for a maximum of 4 years, to study full-time for a degree at a 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 on a full-time degree course at a UK University, or with an offer for a full-time degree course at a UK University, 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 Colfe’s School and the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools are encouraged to apply.
  • Consideration may be given to full / part-time courses that are not degrees, resulting in nationally recognised qualifications where the applicant can successfully demonstrate that the attainment of the qualification would significantly benefit their future employability/career prospects.
  • Where the applicant is in their final year of study, an award of up to £1,000 may be made for one year only where the Chairman and Interview panel have reviewed the application and deemed this appropriate.
  • Applications are also welcomed from graduates & undergraduates who express an intention to take Holy Orders.


  • 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.


  • Funding will not be given in support of one-year professional conversion courses.