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DEBRA Education and Learning Fund

DEBRA Education and Learning Fund

What is the purpose of this fund?

The purpose of this pilot Education and Learning Grant Scheme is to enhance daily living and promote independence for Members through education and learning. The pilot will end on 31st December 2019.

This fund should be read in conjunction with the DEBRA EB Community Support Grant Policy as a Priority 3 Enrichment Support Grant.  This policy can be found here.

What can the funds be used for?

The funds are for short course fees, learning tools or a contribution to other courses or equipment to support learning for a person, of any age, who has EB.

What do the funds not cover?

DEBRA does not undertake to fund additional needs such as retaking exams, nor does it cover courses undertaken that are already paid for by the education provider, such as 'A' levels or where funding from elsewhere has been granted.  Retrospective applications are not accepted.

Who can apply?

Grants are available to any DEBRA member who has EB, of any age and with any type of EB; their parent or immediate carer. Access to grants is a benefit of becoming a DEBRA member.  Membership to DEBRA is free and can be applied for at the time of grant application. Grant applications need to be supported by the recommendation of an EB clinical professional or a member of the DEBRA Community Support Team.

Trustees or DEBRA employees living with EB will be treated the same as all other members for the grant decision making process.  (Any grant that is made to a DEBRA Trustee must be declared in the Charity’s Annual Accounts.  This will be shown as the amount received in any one year but no details of the grants will be given.  Trustees must be informed of this prior to grant approval).

Grant applications can be made by anyone, but the person living with EB or their legal guardian must give their consent to the application.

How do I apply?

Applicants must put their case forward by completing this DEBRA Education and Learning Grant Application Form, providing as much detail as possible to support the grant request.

The completed form should then be sent to the Team Support Manager by email or post to  or DEBRA, 13 Wellington Business Park, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6LS.

More information regarding the fund can be found on the application form.