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 over 400 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 2024/25 academic year.

For more information email

Wheatley Group is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – you can read about this here.

The Foundation is always looking to improve access to and diversity within our programmes. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.

We want all our applicants to feel supported. If you need any reasonable adjustments to help you feel more comfortable during the application process, or if you require any information translated, in large print, braille, on tape or in another non-written format please contact us.

In their own words

Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenant Bradley McDermott, 22, lives in the east end of Glasgow with his mum.

Bradley is in third year studying a BEng in Civil Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Paisley.

He said: “I’m really grateful to have a bursary from Wheatley Foundation. It will give me a better chance to do well while at university.

“The bursary has helped cover travel costs and books for the year. I moved to UWS after two years at Kelvin College, so I have further to travel meaning it’s more expensive. The bursary has also meant I haven’t had to work as many shifts in my part-time job, giving me more time to focus on course work and assignments.”