Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust bursaries are designed to provide support for eligible students in financial need during a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at an institution in the UK leading to a recognised qualification.

Awarding Body
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
Up to £3,000 per year for Undergraduate students & £5,000 for Postgraduate students
1 March and 1 November for Undergraduate students and 1 October for Postgraduate students.
Quantity of Awards
One award per year


The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offer bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate full-time students who have an immediate family member who is/was a commercial traveller, pharmacist or grocer.

A commercial traveller is:

  • the representative, agent or principal
  • of any manufacturer, industrial or commercial firm or company, or wholesale dealers selling to industry or commerce, but not direct to the public
  • who works in the UK and has travelled for five consecutive years and for a total of at least six months in each of those years, for the purposes of securing orders and/or promoting business

A pharmacist is someone who is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, who sells or dispenses medicines directly to the public. We also accept pharmacy technicians who prepare and dispense prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist and are also registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

A grocer is someone who owns or works in a small independent retail store that sells a wide range of both food supplies and non-edible articles for household use. Typically known as a corner shop or convenience store. Greengrocers and those who own or work for the major retailers (including the main supermarket chains) are not covered by this definition, and are not eligible to apply.

Funds are for maintenance, tuition fees, travel, student materials, accommodation, childcare costs, etc, available once per academic year of study.


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • a resident of the United Kingdom
  • studying full-time for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a recognised UK university
  • the child, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, pharmacist or grocer
  • be in financial need

How to Apply

Find out more about the trust, assistance available and how to apply online:


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