WDH Foundation

Update 13 July 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 October 2020; and
  • Tuesday 12 January 2021.

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 £3,000 in any one year 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, 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.

To make an enquiry or to send us your application, please email:

Customer Insight Team


Please download and complete an application form after reading the relevant documentation (both are located at the bottom of this page) and email us the form as an attachment along with two forms of ID and three quotes from course providers. We require three quotes where there is more than one course provider available for the course you're interested in undertaking. For ID, we accept photographs taken on a mobile phone.

For more information about how the WDH Community Employment Advisors can support you in completing an application, or where to find your nearest WDH Work Club, please visit the Community Employment Advisors page.

Related links

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - Application Form (Word doc)

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - Application Form (PDF)

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - Guide for applicants

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - About the scheme

WDH Foundation Grant Scheme - Example Application