Young Person's Fellowship

This fellowship allows us to give financial support to individuals aged 16-25 to take part in non-vocational experiences that will expand their educational horizons.

What we fund

These Fellowships are designed to support non-vocational educational projects; these might include, for example, aesthetic, spiritual, artistic or musical ventures. Projects should be aimed at providing applicants with experiences that significantly widen and enhance their development.

We welcome applications for projects where funding is also available from other sources (match-funding).

Applications for projects directed towards vocational training and/or vocational awards are not eligible for consideration.


Who can apply

This annual competition is open to young persons (aged 16 – 25) who are seeking support for individual non-vocational educational projects. We will give preference to young persons who are living, working or studying in the County of Warwickshire at the time of their application but the Trustees may consider applications from outside the county at their discretion.

How to apply

We need you to provide us with three documents:

1. A covering letter (2 pages maximum)

This letter should include:

    • project title

    • project length

    • match funding secured (where applicable),

    • background, aims and objectives of the project

    • a statement of the anticipated outcomes

    • a clear statment of the amount of funding sought from the Westham House Fund Young Person's Fellowship

    • the name of a referee who may be approached for a letter in support of the project.

2. A budget for your project (1 page maximum)

This should outline the total costs for the project and should clearly indicate the elements to be covered by the Fellowship funding requested.


3. The background to the project (2 pages maximum)

This should include:

    • how and why the project fits into your educational trajectory

    • a statement of experiences, work, travel, etc., that the project entails

    • a statement of the anticipated outcomes, benefits and experiences for you

Please make sure all documents contain the full name and address of the contact person for the project and the heading "Westham House Fund Young Person's Fellowship".

The deadline for applications is 30 April each year.

You can submit your application by email to westhamhousefund@gmail.com

or by post:

Westham House Fundc/o The Percival GuildhouseSt Matthew's StreetRugbyCV21 3BY

How decisions are made

Applications will be evaluated by a sub-committee of Westham House Trustees and awards will then be made. The Trustees’ decision is final.

We anticipate making three or four awards each year to the value of approximately £500 each, however, the precise value of awards made will be at the discretion of the Trustees and dependent on funds available.

We will let you know the result of your application as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Who we have helped

Our first Young Person's Fellowship award was made in 2019. In future years we look forward to awarding up to four Fellowships each year. Click the button below to read more about the young people we have helped.