Students from Glusburn or Sutton-in-Craven who are in further education at universities or colleges can apply for a small grant to help to support their studies, thanks to the Sir John Horsfall Exhibition Foundation.

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The committee of the Sir John Horsfall Exhibition Foundation will be considering grant applications for the 2018/19 academic year. To be eligible, applicants must live in or have attended community and/or voluntary schools in the parishes of Glusburn or Sutton-in-Craven before the age of 16.

All applicants will be expected to provide a reference from either their current or past tutor to prove their suitability for a grant. In previous years, the value of the grant has been about £100.

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “This grant could provide valuable extra help for people going on to further education. Funding studies can be a worry for students. These grants can help to relieve some of that pressure.”

Application forms are available from the Post-16 Team, North Yorkshire County Council, Jesmond House, Harrogate, HG1 5QE, on 01609 533693 or by emailing Post16@northyorks.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 30 November, 2018. For further information, contact Lisa Herdman, Business Support Manager, on 01609 534953.

This story was published 5 November 2018