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Online free courses

Open Culture

Over 1,300 free online course from top universities.

Open Learn (The Open University)

Over 1000 free courses in 18 subjects.

Funding for higher education

Directory of Social Change

Website containing funding from companies, government and trusts who give over £7 billion per year.

The Longford Trust

Holds an annual lecture and offers a prize related to prison and social reform. It also funds Longford Scholarships and mentoring for ex-prisoners who want to rebuild their lives through education.

Grants for Individuals

Locate and secure funding for ex-prisoners up to first degree level.

Postgraduate Loans

Government website giving information on postgraduate loans and bursaries.

Postgraduate Studentships

Find information and studentship/scholarship funding for masters degrees and PhDs.

Target Postgrad

Find charity and trust funding for postgraduate study.

The Hardman Directory

A guide published by the Hardman Trust for former prisoners seeking funding support for education and personal development.

Turn2us Grant Search

Use the Grant Search to find out what charitable funds you may be eligible for.

Take a look at our booklet 'Onwards and Upwards' which has useful contacts and information for prison learners released to London.