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.
"The Lifelong Learning Fund has been a phenomenal gift allowing me to train as a interpersonal mediator which I now use to support families and young people. Thank you Accord - your generosity is hard at work supporting communities and rebuilding families." Paulette Tajah-Bell
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.