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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.


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