If you’re a permanent resident in the Borough of Greenwich or Lewisham, you could qualify for a Sir William Boreman's Foundation grant towards your living costs.

These bursaries are available for permanent residents of Greenwich and Lewisham to study undergraduate or postgraduate courses on a full-time or part-time basis.

They can be used for daily living costs, travel, and books / equipment for your course.

Am I eligible?

You will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Sir William Boreman's Foundation bursary:

  • You are a permanent resident in Greenwich or Lewisham (for at least five years)
  • You are under 25 years old.
  • Your household income is below £30,000 per year.
  • You are a UK national or have 'Settled' status under the Immigration Act 1971 (i.e. there are no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK).

How to apply

Apply through the Foundation website.

You can apply at any time of the year. Applications are considered at meetings in November, February and June. 

The Foundation needs to receive your application at least three weeks in advance of a meeting for it to be considered at that time.

Further information

The charity originated from the 1684 will of Sir William Boreman. He bestowed to The Drapers' Company a school he had founded in Greenwich, adjacent land, and arrangements for the endowment of the school.

As the original school no longer exists, the endowment now benefits other young people in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. The charity awards grants worth around £90,000 each year to individuals from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds.

We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available. See a full list.