ROCK UK BURSARY FUND GUIDELINES
WHO CAN APPLY?
Beneficiaries of the fund should be aged between 6-18 years on the final date of their visit, and must be enrolled as a student as defined by the school/college or as a member of the group/organisation they intend to visit Rock UK with.
We will consider all applications where need is demonstrated in a supporting letter. Individuals who are eligible for free school meals and those in financial need can apply to the Bursary Fund. Please explain how other funds (i.e. Pupil Premium) are also being used to support this individual.
Each application is judged on its merits, therefore please supply as much supporting information as possible.
HOW MUCH IS AWARDED?
Up to a maximum of 80% of the Net. course fee for the individual can be offered. This covers accommodation, board and lodging, specialist activity equipment and transport whilst on the residential course but not travel to and from the Centre or other costs added by your organisation.
The fund is sustained through voluntary donations and varies from year to year. Rock UK cannot therefore say in advance how much money there will be available in the Bursary Fund per applicant per year.
The maximum Bursary is £1250 for a residential trip and £450 for a day visit per group per academic year. Each individual applicant may only benefit from one bursary.
WHEN TO APPLY
By the end of September for the coming academic year (i.e. Sept – July). An application can be considered at any time during the academic year, so it is advised that you return your application form as far in advance of the trip date as possible. After September much of the Bursary fund for the year may have been allocated.
The application may be for a number of individuals attending one or various Rock UK centres.
The Rock UK Bursary Fund will not support:
- Whole group costs where financial disadvantage is not justified at an individual level
- In excess of £1250 for residential visits or £450 for day visits per school per year
- Transport costs to and from the Rock UK centre
- Visits to non-Rock UK centres
- The purchase of personal equipment needed on course e.g. rucksacks, clothing, toiletries
DEADLINES AND DECISIONS
We will try to respond to your request for support within 10 working days from receipt of your request, assuming that you provide us with all the information we need.
Decisions will be made by the Rock UK Bursary Fund Panel and are final. There is no appeal process.
You will be notified by letter or email confirming your award and the awarded amount will be deducted from the invoice.
The income available to support the Rock UK Bursary Fund depends upon donations received and as such the fund will only be able to support a limited number of applications each year.
Your feedback is valuable in helping us to develop the fund and in reporting back to our donors. Therefore we ask that you complete a simple questionnaire about the impact that the award has made. We will use this to report back to those who have donated to the fund, and to help promote future donations.
If the organisation/school subsequently cancels their booking, the 20% portion of the bursary recipient’s fee would still be payable subject to Rock UK’s usual cancellation charges.
Groups may apply to the Rock UK Bursary Fund in subsequent years but support will be on a sliding scale and preference will be given to first time applicants.
We welcome suggestions for the future development of the Rock UK Bursary Fund from groups and individuals.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.