Accord members can claim up to 50% of the cost of courses and training materials for learning new skills. Find all the details below.
The Lifelong Learning Fund provides support to members who want to learn new skills, from flower arranging to a master’s degree – you can apply for a grant whatever you fancy doing on your self-development journey. The fund will provide grants of up to 50% of the cost of courses and training materials, up to a maximum of £500.
Accord first launched a study bursary, called the Bill Wright Memorial Fund, as an enduring tribute to Accord’s first general secretary, Bill Wright. Bill was a dedicated trade unionist with a lifelong commitment to education and training and he believed passionately in self-development. Accord also commemorated Clive Webster's (Accord Deputy General Secretary), tireless union work by offering a scholarship to provide opportunities for several Accord members to return to degree level education.
If you’ve been an Accord member for at least 3 years and would like to apply for a grant from the Lifelong Learning Fund, please complete an application form. We review applications on a quarterly basis.
If you need help understanding the scheme rules or submitting a form, please contact us for further assistance.
If you’ve been a member for 3 years you can apply for a grant of up to 50% of the cost of your chosen course and training materials (to a maximum of £500). Apply for a learning grant using the application form giving us details of the course and the costs.
We review applications on a quarterly basis.
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