The Surrey Education Fund provides funding to help disadvantaged children and young people up to 25 years to access education and training.
Grants are awarded to fund costs such as equipment, books, travel or tuition fees or support the costs of providing charitable educational facilities. Funding is also available for voluntary or charitable projects that provide training and skills development.
Examples of grants from the fund:
SATRO – £2,500
Surrey SATRO develop and run programmes within schools which enhance young people’s understanding of business, science and technology. Projects include primary science lessons; team building challenges; mentoring programmes and Surrey Apprentices Awards. SATRO has worked with young people in Surrey for over 30 years, providing real-life experience of the working world.
A grant was awarded for a Mobile Construction Classroom for disadvantaged and disengaged young people and those with Special Educational Needs. The mobile classrooms attend schools throughout the academic year and are delivered by specially trained tutors. Students play an integral part in planning and course delivery, providing the opportunity to complete a portfolio designed and constructed to their own specifications, interests and requirements. The courses also deliver key skills to increase student’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
GASP Motor Project – £4,000
GASP Motor Project supports some of the hardest to reach young people in the community by re-engaging them with learning. They provide accredited hands on courses in basic motor mechanics and engineering, targeting disaffected, vulnerable and potentially ‘at risk’ young people.
A grant was awarded for their Industry Project, which enables students to develop skills that help their progression pathway into employment – and to experience the workplace first hand. The workshops provide an alternative learning facility, a recreational and leisure-time activity to assist participants to acquire accredited learning outcomes, and also teaches them vital social skills.