Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Webinar

Wednesday 24th March, 2-4pm over Zoom

This Webinar is all about funding from unusual places you probably haven’t heard of! As well as explaining the more ‘usual’ postgraduate funding options available, it’s mainly about alternative grant-making bodies in Britain: principally charities, trusts, and foundations.

Charities and trusts are seldom used by students, but often make grants regardless of subject, course, or nationality. They are an excellent – but underrated – funding option.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to: identify the appropriate alternative funding bodies for you, find them via books and the internet, and apply strongly and correctly.

The workshop is based on an award-winning resource called the ‘Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding’. All participants will get free access (!
The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Luke Blaxill, who won 45 separate grants from charities and trusts as a postgraduate student and whose story has been featured in several national newspapers and on TV.


Participation in the ‘active’ parts of the webinar is optional. You can simply dial in, turn your camera off and listen to the whole webinar if you wish. Or you can be more active by posting questions to the facilitator, posting input to the discussion sessions, and indeed contributing directly to the optional flexi discussion at the en

STRUCTURE OF WEBINAR (1 Hour 30 mins, with optional Q&A of 30 mins)

  • Introductions of Facilitator and Participants, and the Alternative Guide
  • Introductory Presentation on Alternative funding Sources
  • Presentation on Finding Charities and Trusts
  • Presentation on Initially Approaching Charities and Trusts


  • Discussion [contribution optional]: What makes a strong application to a charity?
  • Presentation on making strong applications to charities
  • Closing Comments Golden Rules for strong charity applications

          Main Session Ends, Optional Flexi Session Begins

Questions, comments, discussions (up to 30 minutes)

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