Providing grants to local students

in the pursuit of education based activities.

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How to apply

You are eligible to apply for a grant if you:

  • Currently live in the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane OR
  • You are a current student, or have been a student at Queen Mary’s College for at least one year.

The Foundation’s aim

is to support individuals seeking to further their education either through a formal course or a broader educational experience. It has in the past assisted with the purchase of equipment, paid for course fees, travel, or any other item required for the educational project to succeed. The Foundation can only assist individuals and we can only support one application per student, per year. The Foundation is unable to fund an association or group. The Foundation will decide between applications based on where we believe our limited funds will achieve the most good. The Trustees of the Foundation have sole responsibility for the award of grants and their decision is final.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.

The Trustees would like you to show on the application form why you need support. We ask you to give us

The fullest possible details of the costs you will incur on the project
A complete list of income and savings available to meet these costs
Details of the efforts that you (and, if relevant, your parents or guardians) have made to contribute to the cost
The benefits you expect to gain from the the investment and how this might in turn help others


Occasionally, the Foundation is able to help during a university or other Higher Education course. However, the Trustees are aware that all university students are now expected by the Government to take out loans, the size of which will vary according to parental income. The Foundation is not able to assist students in avoiding what will be a requirement for all students entering Higher Education.


Knowledge is power

Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Kofi Annan

Intellectual growth

should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein

Develop a passion

for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

Contact us

The Clerk, Queen Mary’s Foundation,
Queen Mary’s College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke RG21 3HF

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01256 417500