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Young people who are worried about the costs of going to college or university in September can apply to a local charity for help. 

Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation  – which Charity Link’s Trust Administration Service supports – offers grants for education and training costs to people aged up to 25 who live in Leicester or Leicestershire, and who need financial help to meet the costs of their course.

Henna, who is studying medicine, said: “I was unable to pay my tuition fees as I had no help from student finance or from my mother who is a single parent, and struggling to afford the travel costs incurred by my course.  Without the help from Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation, I would have seriously struggled to fund this year of my education, and may have even needed to drop out entirely.”

Katie Scranage, the Clerk to the Foundation, said, “Our Trustees want to ensure that young people from less well-off families have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.  Whatever type of course you are doing, you can apply to the Foundation for help with any relevant costs such as course fees, accommodation and living expenses, travel costs and equipment.”

For further information please visit the Foundation’s website:  www.anef.org.uk