What can Buttle UK help with?
We can consider a contribution to boarding school fees when there is a strong case as to why a child cannot stay within the family home with their parent or carer.
Boarding school fees
We fund boarding fees when there is a strong case as to why a child cannot stay within the family home with their parent or carer.
What age of child can apply?
They must be over 11 years of age.
What is your maximum grant?
£4,500 a year.
Is renewal automatic?
If family circumstances don’t change then the grant is likely to be renewed until the end of year 11 and in exceptional circumstances can be extended until the end of year 13.
Where else can I get funds?
There are a number of other charities listed on www.educational-grants.org that may be able to help.
When do applications open?
You can apply from the January before the child expects to start their new school.
Day school fees
Buttle UK no longer awards grants towards the cost of fees for day school.
This scheme ended on March 1st 2016.
How we helped Jolene:
Jolene’s mum was drug dependent and unable to take care of her. Her dad died many years ago. Her Social Worker thought it was likely Jolene would go into care. Jolene’s grandfather said he would like to look after her, but he was having treatment for cancer and was going back and forth to hospital. By helping to fund a place at a state boarding school Jolene did not go into care, could stay with her grandfather whenever possible, and is flourishing in her new school.