We are here to help students access and prepare for Higher Education in West Yorkshire.
Here you’ll find events such as open days, help choosing a course, and tips on application writing. We also provide advice on student finance, living away from home and insight into what to expect from Higher Education.
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The role of teachers, advisors, parents, carers and guardians is crucial in supporting students and potential students to access Higher Education. Whether supporting someone by raising attainment, helping them to make informed choices, or by providing practical information and guidance, Go Higher West Yorkshire can help.
We’ve compiled a list of resources, including lesson plans, videos, links to useful websites, quizzes and other activities, to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and to guide them through the application process and other practical issues on their journey to Higher Education.
If you would like to arrange a visit to your school, or require information about an event, contact the Go Higher West Yorkshire team.
One of our aims is to work collaboratively with businesses and employers to help them build a better work force. The journeys started in schools and in our partner institutions do not end at graduation, and our goal is to play our part to ensure that learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to meet the needs of a changing economy. We work closely with the Leeds City Region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) in order to align our outreach activity with the regional skills agenda, and provide students with an understanding of the world of work and a wider context for their studies. Our partners are also collaborating with business in the context of the developing higher level skills agenda, and the Apprenticeship Levy.
Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is working with Leeds Community Foundation to provide funding to communities as part of a larger programme which aims to increase the number of young people progressing into Higher Education from areas where progression rates are currently low, particularly when GCSE attainment is taken into account i.e. young people who do well academically or vocationally in their GCSEs but don’t progress into Higher Education.
GHWY is a consortium of 12 Higher Education partners (colleges and universities) who aim to raise awareness and understanding of Higher Education and help facilitate access to and preparation for studying. GHWY is currently delivering the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in 27 ward areas, across West Yorkshire. GHWY is working with Leeds Community Foundation to make £100,000 available to community groups to help more young people aged 13-19 progress into Higher Education from areas where rates of progression are currently low.
Go Higher West Yorkshire Grants will offer grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 to community organisations working in the defined 27 ward areas to develop and deliver their own activity to support young people to make informed choices around Higher Education, and empower parents, carers, other family members or key influencers to support young people in doing this.
Grants will aim to be awarded w/c 6th August 2018 and all funded activity must take place before the end of December 2018. Successful applicants will be required to return all monitoring documentation within one month of activity completing or by 7th January 2019.
Funded activity must primarily support local people located within the following 27 specified wards:
|Armley||Castleford Whitwood||Keighley South||South Elmsall|
|Beeston||City and Holbeck||Knottingley||South Kirkby|
|Castleford Ferry Fryston||Hemsworth||Seacroft||Wyke|
|Castleford Glasshoughton||Hunslet||Shipley East|
To double check your activity area is taking place in a required postcode you can use GHWY online postcode checker located: www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search/
A full breakdown of the programme criteria is available in the Grants Criteria Flyer. Please ensure you read this carefully before applying.
Activity needs to be aimed towards young people aged 13-19, their parents, carers, family members or key influencers working directly with young people or with families. The proposed activity should support the following areas:
Projects must directly address the following outcomes and develop young people’s…
Applicants can apply for small or large grants. A full list of examples can be found in the Grants Criteria Flyer.
|Please note the below examples are not definitive and we look forward to hearing your own ideas.|
Small Grants: £1,000 – £2,500
Large Grants: £5,000 – £15,000
There are five key priority areas that funding will support. Examples of the types of activities is included in the Grants Criteria Flyer.
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is noon on Thursday 28th June 2018. We aim to inform successful applicants during w/c 6th August 2018. Monies need to be spent before 31st December 2018.
If you are interested in making an application to this programme, please read the full Grants Criteria Flyer before you start. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Grants Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 242 2426.
There are two separate applications forms depending on what level of grant you are applying for. Please select that application form that is relevant to you:
For the latest information please visit: http://www.leedscf.org.uk/go-higher-west-yorkshire-grants/