Herefordshire Education Fund

The Herefordshire Education Fund offers funding support to prepare school leavers for the workplace.  The Fund also provides bursaries for students in further or higher education.

Preference is given to young people under the age of 25, but applications are also considered from older applicants who come to education late, or who are reskilling after a life or job change.

About The Herefordshire Education Fund

Applications are considered on an ongoing, rolling basis, meaning you can apply at any time during the year.

Grant award size varies, but student bursaries are up to a maximum of £750 per year.

However, student bursary applications must be submitted by October of each academic year. Please note that students at the Hereford College of Arts or Herefordshire & Ludlow College should apply for this bursary through the finance departments of each respective college.

Children on site at Hay Festival
Children on site at Hay Festival

Help for schools attending the Hay Festival

Herefordshire Education Fund has a limited number of bursaries available to support local schools participate in the Hay Festival Programme for Schools.  Grants of up to £500 per school allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  Priority given to new applicants.  Schools must be in Herefordshire to apply for this funding.

Applications for 2005 will be accepted from January 2025.

Please contact the team on 01432 272550 or visit  


This Fund is open for donations and all
contributions are very much appreciated.


If you are interested in applying to this Fund,
please contact us to discuss.