The Edith Foster and Mary Playne fund is unusual in that it supports individuals only. The fund was set up to help people in Gloucestershire wanting to enter higher or further education, as well as providing assistance to former students of Gloucestershire College now suffering from hardship or in distress.

This fund has supported individuals in many different ways. Grants have been awarded for financial assistance with tuition fees, buying specialist equipment, travel costs to college, course related work-experience, tutor support costs and textbooks.  The fund is available to support people of all ages and abilities, from those who want to progress their career to those wanting to learn a new skill.

To apply please refer to the main grants programme