This story was published 19 December 2017

Students living in the Harrogate Borough Council area who are taking post-16 education courses (2017-2018) can apply for a small grant from a local trust.

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The fund, which is administered by North Yorkshire County Council, is available from the Haywra Crescent Educational Trust and could be a welcome boost for people studying at a college or university outside the district.

The grants can be used for buying books and equipment or for funding travel that relates to study.

The money is made available through the proceeds of the sale of a former education property in Haywra Crescent, Harrogate.

This year, the trust has around £1,000 to distribute to students from the Harrogate area who are studying at schools, colleges and universities outside the Harrogate Borough area.

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for post-16 learning, said: “This is a great opportunity for people going on to further or higher education to receive some valuable extra help. We realise that funding their studies can be a worry for many students and these grants can help relieve some of the financial pressure.”

Further information and application forms are available from the Post-16 Team at Jesmond House, 31/33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate HG1 5QE, or email The closing date for applications is 19 January, 2018.