The Accumulate Scholarships have been set up to close education barriers and open up learning opportunities.
Everyone should be able to pursue their education, study and be able to plan and prepare for a better future. Unfortunately, for the Accumulate participants that life choice is often not available. Funding, bad experiences at school, mental health and lack of family support all stand in the way of them being able to have the same choices as other people of their age, ability and aspirations.
Accumulate has overturned that barrier by fundraising and providing scholarships for Accumulate participants to be able to study for the Access to HE certificate in Art and Design courses at Ravensbourne University London and Morley College for Adult Education. They still need to apply to the course and be accepted, but through the Accumulate scholarship initiative, they get the financial support they need and something, which may have seemed unachievable, is now theirs.
The Accumulate scholarship changes lives, gives opportunities and helps people to start their creative careers. They have moved out of the hostel and into independent accommodation, are now regular students, with a sense of purpose and new friends and enjoying all that education has to offer.
What our learners say:
“Accumulate has really been a lifesaver for me. Why because #1 it gave me confidence in the projects I was learning in the workshops. But also during the 1st lockdown Accumulate gave me a bit of joy with the art projects being sent in post. Not only did it keep me busy but it taught me new skills that I didn’t have before. Now once I got a scholarship well let’s just say that open up a new and exciting journey. Now being in university for BA digital photography I am fulfilling my dream. And that’s to tell the untold stories of the forgot people in the world or stories that need to be told to bring awareness to communities. And now I have hope to a better future all thanks to Accumulate.” N.D. Accumulate scholarship Access recipient, progressed onto BA Photography
If you would like to donate a scholarship and help a young, homeless person improve their lives through education or would like to find out more, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.