Supporting our customers to enter further and higher education with clear pathways into employment.

Find out more about some of the projects the Wheatley Foundation supports to help our customers lead their lives to the full.

Wheatley Foundation bursaries

Wheatley Foundation Bursaries are our way of offering lifeline support to tenants and their families to let them pursue their dreams of going to university.

The bursary programme opens each year for applications and successful applicants will receive a grant of up to £1500 for full-time study, or £750 for part-time, to help them cover the costs of higher and further education.

Since 2016, the Foundation has supported 382 customers through a bursary with recipients going on to train in professions as diverse as teaching, social care, and physiotherapy.

These grants are a brilliant chance for our tenants and their families to gain qualifications and equipping them with the skills to help them land their dream job.

The bursaries are available to people living in homes owned by one of Wheatley’s social landlords - Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Wheatley Homes South, Wheatley Homes East and Loretto Housing - and people who live in a home factored by or renting with Lowther.

Applications have now closed for the 2023/24 academic year.

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In their own words

Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenant Michael Gowran, 26, lives in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow with his partner and three-year-old daughter.

Michael is in third year studying BA in Performance at the University of the West of Scotland. The course covers acting, theatre and performance.

He said: “Having a bursary from the Wheatley Foundation has been great – it helped cover all my travel costs and books for the year.

“I returned to further education after a few years out, so the bursary also meant I haven’t had to work while attending University full time and working on coursework and assignments.”