In October 2020 we launched the Hymans Robertson Foundation Bursary, aimed at supporting young people aged 16-25 years in education, training, volunteering or employment with small grant funding for essential digital/data kit, travel, clothing, energy and food bills. Through our charity partners, young people were able to apply for grants that would make a difference in their lives. The Bursary was extended during 2021 and the Foundation Board has now confirmed its approval of a further £60,000 funding for this financial year.
Between April 2021 and March 2022, our Bursary fund provided essential financial support to nearly 270 young people across the UK with an average grant award of £140. The impact of a small amount of funding, when needed, is evident from the stories that young people shared with us. We are pleased to share this short video from one of our Bursary partners, The London Screen Academy.
From April 2022, we have extended the range of charity partners supporting the distribution of Bursary funding across the UK. We will also encourage young people to take advantage of MyBnk’s financial education support, ensuring that young people are better advised and equipped to manage their finances.
Please get in touch direct if you could benefit from the Bursary or financial education support and we can connect you to the appropriate charity partner.