Sir William Boreman's Foundation

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

To enter for this academic year, the Foundation must receive your application at least three weeks before their meetings in October 2024, February 202 and May 2025.

Applications must be sent by postal mail, so we recommend as follows:

  • To be considered in November, your application must be submitted and received by 1st October 2024.
  • To  be considered in February, your application must be submitted and received by 14th January 2025.
  • To be considered in June, your application must be submitted and received  by 13th May 2025.

The application form and address details are available on the Foundation website.

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.


See our general terms and conditions.

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