Funding young people into higher education – John La Rose Award

About the Award, who can apply, what support you will get, and other funding sources.

Applications are closed and will reopen in autumn 2024.

Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring students as part of the John La Rose Award.

About the John La Rose Award scheme

The John La Rose Award scheme (previously known as the Haringey Fairer Education Fund) is a programme of support for young people. As part of our ambition to create a more equal Haringey, the scheme aims to make access to higher education fairer.

The John La Rose Award scheme can provide support for:

  • university
  • business school
  • creative college
  • another kind of higher education

Who can get support

You can apply for support if:

  • you're 25, or under, on 1 September 2024
  • your total household income is less than £30,000 a year
  • you're applying for a higher education course
  • you're going into higher education for the first time
  • you've lived in Haringey for at least 3 years

If you’ve not lived in Haringey for at least 3 years, you can still apply if you’re in the category of:

  • looked after children
  • asylum seeker
  • refugee
  • no recourse to public funds
  • a young person with SEND
  • compulsory housing move by local authority

Support you'll get

You could get financial and mentorship support.

UCAS application fee

If your application is successful, we will reimburse your UCAS application fee.

Living costs

We have a limited number of grants to cover living costs.

If you meet the criteria for who can get support, we encourage you to apply as we may be able to signpost you to other grants.

If you get a grant, you will:

  • get a payment each term of your course to help cover your living costs
  • be offered a mentor to support you with going into higher education

Other funds

Other funding sources you can try include:

Contact us if you have a question or want to know more about alternative support. 

Contact the fairer education team