Open University

Carers’ Scholarship Fund

We’ve partnered with The Open University to extend our funding of the Carers Scholarship Fund to fully fund undergraduate unpaid carers. The Fund offers full fee waivers to students and applications opened in Spring 2023 with students starting to study in Autumn 2023. To qualify carers need to be UK based, means tested and provide proof of caring from a qualified professional.

So far, the Foundation has supported 12 young carers through their first two years of study. This partnership is for further funding to help support the Foundation’s scholars to continue their study and complete their degree.

The Carers Scholarship Fund addresses the need for carers to prepare for life and a career after caring and to make up for lost opportunities where they have been disadvantaged by their situation. The Fund will provide students with a solid qualification and a chance to compete for some of the best positions in the employment market.