WDH Foundation

Update 13 October 2020

Please note that due to the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) our offices are closed and this may result in delays in giving you a decision on your application and paying your course provider. Please check the course you want to undertake is still going ahead before making an application, and bear in mind most course providers will expect to receive payment before the course(s) begins.

The next deadlines are:

  • Monday 12 July 2021.
  • Tuesday 12 October 2021.
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022.

We recommend contacting us via email rather than posting applications or telephoning us to ensure smooth communication while our offices are closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please check back on this page for further updates.

WDH has a non-repayable grant scheme to get people into work and to boost their skills.

If you're registered as living in a WDH property and aged over 16, the WDH Foundation Grant Scheme gives you the chance to apply for up to £1,500 every three years to help with educational support or to improve your professional opportunities.

Examples of what the money could be spent on could include paying for training schemes, buying equipment for courses, ID, funding childcare or securing a monthly bus pass to travel to college..

You will be asked to demonstrate in your application how funding will help improve your employment opportunities and general wellbeing as well as your relevant skills and experience. Please note the nature of the grant scheme is competitive and making an application does not guarantee you an award. Decisions are given on applications around a month after each deadline.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. For all other queries, please email:

Customer Insight Team


To apply, please complete our online Foundation Grant application form.

Our Community Employment Advisors are also on hand to support you with anything you may need including going online, writing CVs, applying for jobs, and finding new courses to suit you. Please visit the Community Employment Advisors page for more information on how the team can support you in your applications.

Related links

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - Terms and conditions