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Helena Kennedy Foundation
Helena Kennedy Foundation
HKF Bursary appeal

HKF Bursary appeal

Why we need your help

The Helena Kennedy Foundation provides bursaries to help support Further Education students progress to Higher Education. The Foundation’s students experience severe financial hardship as well as social and cultural disadvantage, combined with difficult personal circumstances. 

Can you help us this year to sponsor a bursary? Each bursary costs £3,000

Examples of what our bursary winners spend this can include

  • Childcare as a single parent whilst they attend lectures
  • Rent deposit for a student who maybe the first person in their family to go to university
  • Buying everyday essentials such as food, personal care
  • Travel, some of our winners have to use a ferry to get to University and this is expensive
  • Transport, care of their car.  Some of our winners are on placement in hospitals and need a car to travel

Can you do a sponsored run? Or run a bake sale? 

What one of our bursary winners said

"The bursary has supported me, receiving a bursary from HFK has helped me on multiple levels, not only has it removed some of the financial strain that had been a barrier for me attending Higher Education but the knowledge that someone has sponsored me to go to university has given me a real sense of support and belief in my academic abilities that I would not have otherwise had. This has helped to provide motivation when my mental illnesses have provided challenges with continuing my education. For me, the bursary has given much more than financial aid, but has also increased my self-esteem". Jonah, 2019 Bursary winner

To read about how the bursary has helped other students please visit this link

3,654.00

raised towards 3,000.00 target

3654.00
3000.00

How you can support us

Make a donation

Select the amount you'd like to give or fundraise towards


Fundraise in support

Create a fundraising page in support of HKF Bursary appeal and make a real impact

Supporters

vicky duckworth

Helena Kennedy Foundation

150.00
Kirsty Young

50 Walks supporting Helena Kennedy

3004.00

Dec 18, 2020

Anonymous

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Dec 18, 2020

Former Winner

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 09, 2020

Anonymous

so pleased to be supporting the great work of HKF, and the difference it makes to people's lives

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 04, 2020

John Percival


Nov 07, 2020

Anonymous

The Helena Kennedy Foundation changes lives... I know! :-)

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Nov 04, 2020

Helen Wooldridge

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Nov 02, 2020

Maggie Cook

Becoming an adult student myself completely changed my life - and I didn't have anything like the obstacles that many HKF students encounter. This is a small charity with a large heart and it quietly changes the lives of many.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 01, 2020

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Nov 01, 2020

Tom Hawker-Dawson

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 30, 2020

Kirsty young

Such a fantastic cause

20.00

121

Total raised so far

3,654.00

Total plus Gift Aid 4,214.25

Direct donations

500.00

Raised offline 10.00

Fundraising pages

3,144.00

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