Apply for a Bursary

Apply for a Bursary

If you have any questions about the bursaries, please contact Ros on 07941 141126 or or Pat on 01773761153 or

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If you would prefer, you can print off a paper application form. Please post it to

WEST bursary application
c/o 20 Glencoe Road,
S2 2SR

Bursary Application 2022

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Information about the bursary.

The WEST Fund has been established in memory of Ros Wall who was instrumental in setting up a range of local and national projects to encourage women and girls to take up careers in non-traditional roles in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment. Please see the link for more information about Ros:

Eligibility criteria:

The Fund aims to offer practical support to women and girls who are already learning or working in a non-traditional role or wishing to enter a non- traditional area through a bursary as follows:
  • Single grants of up to a maximum of £500 are for individual women aged 16 and over.
  • Several smaller grants may be awarded to different women in one year.
  • Grants are made towards the advancement of their career by education or training in sectors linked to science, engineering, technology or built environment - specifically in subjects and areas that are non-traditional for women.
  • So for example, it is still rare for women to work and study in manual trades and many areas of science such as, for example, physics – and they would therefore be eligible for a WEST bursary.
  • However, WEST bursaries are not available for women working or studying in areas of science and healthcare where women traditionally do work, such as, for instance, nursing.
  • Grants are only for women living in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

  • The grant may be used for any purpose linked to relevant education and training including childcare.

Priority will be given to women:
  • Without a prior level 2 trade / degree qualification

  • On low income or benefits

Application process and deadline:

  • The Trustees' decision will be based on the information submitted on this application form. Please complete it carefully, accurately and as detailed as possible.
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 15 July 2022.

  • We are aiming to inform successful applicants of the outcome of their application by 3 August.

  • If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.