Financial Support for Land-Based Courses at East Durham College

Considering taking a land-based course at our Houghall Campus in Durham? There are several options available to help you with your finances while studying at East Durham College.

It's only natural to be concerned about your finances when studying - if you're thinking about studying with us, or know someone who would like to and you may struggle financially to do so, help is at hand!

There's a range of bursary schemes and scholarships available for people in this situation. We've put this page together to give you a few of the potential options available.

Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF)

HKF provides support of up to £2,250 students whose personal and financial circumstances make progression to higher education difficult. They have two awards for a higher level apprenticeship in agriculture, and three awards for students wanting to progress to a land-based degree.

You can find out more info on the HKF website by clicking this link >>

Professional Gardeners Trust

The Professional Gardeners' Trust funds training and education for gardeners (including apprentices), providing them with the opportunity to acquire skills and qualifications which benefit the industry.

You can find out more about the Professional Gardeners' Trust by clicking this link >>

Studley College Trust

The Studley College Trust encourages education and research in land-based subjects by financially assisting young people who wish to pursue a career in one of these areas, but are restricted by financial constraints. It contributes towards the cost of accommodation, study materials, exam fees and study trips.

You can find out more about the Studley College Trust by clicking this link >>

AgriFood Charities Partnership

The AFCP website provides a searchable list of charities and trusts which provide funding to help with all types of training, education and research in the food and farming sectors.

You can find out more about the AgriFood Charities Partnership by clicking this link >>

Any Concerns? Get In Touch!

At EDC, we are here to support you every step of the way through your college journey.

If you have any concerns whatsoever about finances, please get in touch with us using one of the following methods:


Contact Student Services over the phone: 0191 518 8222 

Or fill in the short enquiry form below:

Any questions?

Please use the enquiry form below or call Student Services on 0191 518 8222 to discuss your options.

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