Incredible Bursary opportunities

We hope this message finds you well. At the Boat Building Academy we are offering bursaries for our 40-week Boat Building Course, with the February 2024 course fast approaching we want to ensure that this opportunity reaches the right people. We are also offering bursaries for our 12-week furniture making course and all our short courses.

To make our courses more accessible to individuals who have the passion and dedication but might be facing financial constraints, we are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries. Bursary awards for the 40-week boat building and 12-week furniture making courses will be dependent on being offered a place and a successful bursary interview. We normally offer up to a maximum of 50% of the course fee but in exceptional circumstances we will offer 100% of the course fee. These bursaries are intended to support students who demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and a
genuine interest in boat building and woodworking.

As well as our long standing bursaries, we have the newly introduced bursary for Women which is looking to financially assist female students in Boat Building and Furniture Making, helping to extinguish the stigma around women in practical skills industries.

We also have the BBA Bursary for Locals which is a bursary scheme exclusively for locals, including Dorset, and parts of Devon and Somerset.

Key Information about the Bursaries:
Eligibility: Open to all applicants
Number of bursaries available: Limited
How to apply: To apply for one of our bursaries, please find the bursary application attached.

Please complete the application form as thoroughly as possible and submit it to the office.

We encourage all interested candidates to submit their applications well before the course start date to ensure that they are considered for this opportunity. If you know of anybody who would be interested, please pass this email on.

If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the office:
01297 445545
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With best wishes,

Will Reed
Boat Building Academy
Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3JN
+44 (0) 1297 445545