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Education bursaries for police children

We want all children to have the opportunity to flourish, which is why we provide educational bursaries for the children of serving and veteran police officers and staff, and volunteers, towards their living costs whilst in higher or further education.

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Why does Police Care UK provide educational bursaries

We know from responses to the Injury on Duty research published by Police Care UK, and from the feedback from the people we currently care for, that the children of serving and veteran police officers and staff, and volunteers, experience life challenges that are completely different to their peers.

Policing takes a huge toll on families, especially children. Emotionally and financially. That's why, as well as providing access to our confidential careline to all family members, we offer educational bursaries of £3,000 per year for children and young adults aged 18-25 in full-time higher or further education.

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You can self-refer, or refer someone else for an assistance grant from Police Care UK. Just fill out this form and we'll get in touch.
Alternatively, you can call us on 0300 012 0030 (lines open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

Who can apply for an educational bursary?

Young adults in further education

If you are the child of a serving, veteran, or deceased police employee (officer, staff, or volunteer) from a UK police force, and are in confirmed full-time further education at a recognised academic organisation, then you can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 per year towards living costs.

Young adults in higher education

If you are the child of a serving, veteran, or deceased police employee (officer, staff, or volunteer) from a UK police force, and are in confirmed full-time higher education at a recognised academic insitution, then you can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 per year towards living costs.

Frequently asked Questions

Who can apply for an educational bursary?

If you meet the following criteria, then you can apply for an educational bursary:

PART ONE - Eligibility by means of police family:

  1. A child (including a step or adopted child or grandchild where parental responsibility exists)
  2. aged 18-25 who is (or in the case of a deceased police officer, staff, or volunteer, were at the time of death) financially reliant upon a serving or veteran police officer, staff or volunteer (including cadets and special constabulary)
  3. from any police force in the UK (43 territorial forces in England and Wales, Police Scotland, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Ministry of Defence Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, British Transport Police, National Crime Agency (and its associated units and teams), ports police, and the parks police)

PART TWO - Eligibility by means of academic status:

  • Currently enrolled in (or in the case of first year, confirmed status of) a full-time further or higher education course at a recognised institution.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications can be sent anytime up until 31st December annually. The grants panel meets during January, and the outcome will be communicated to you with your bursary (if approved) paid to your bank account by the 31st January annually.

The bursary panel only meets once per year, and applications received after the deadline cannot be considered until the following year.

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