Apply for a loan

In you would like to apply for an interest-free loan from Futures for Women please download the application form below and, when complete, return it to the Secretary with a short covering statement.  You do not have to sign the form so an email application is preferred and saves FfW on postage and photocopying costs.

Please scroll down and read through the Information and Notes for Guidance paragraphs towards the bottom of this page before you send in your completed application form.   Applications which do not attach a covering statement, unfortunately, cannot be considered.

To download a Word version of our application form please click ffw-application-form

 

Applications should be emailed to futuresforwomen@btinternet.com   If you do not have access to an email account then please post your form to Jane Hampson, Secretary, Futures for Women, 11 Church Street, Marton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9RL


Information

Loans awarded by Futures for Women rarely exceed £1,000 per annum.  Successful grantees will be asked to sign a loan agreement and supply a Guarantor who will also be asked to sign a legal agreement.  Grantees are expected to commence repayment of the loan within 3 months of securing employment.  Full repayment of the loan is due within 2 years of commencing repayments.

Applications will only be considered from women who have been resident in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands for at least three years.

Loans are not available for:

– Electives
– Distance Learning Courses

Notes for guidance

Applicants should submit their completed application form and one page of typewritten A4 to support their application to the Secretary, Jane Hampson.

Please ensure that all addresses given are complete and include the post code. Telephone numbers (including mobiles) should be given wherever possible plus a personal email address.

The Trustees meet three times per year to consider applications for  loans.  The closing date for applications for our next meeting is 18 August 2017.   Short listed candidates will be invited to an interview in London in November 2017 with the Board of Trustees .    Please be sure that you would be willing to attend such an interview before you submit an application.   In exceptional circumstances other arrangements, such an interview via Skype, may be considered.

All applications received by Futures for Women are considered most carefully. However, the annual demand for loans far exceeds our available funds so the receipt of an application form does not guarantee the granting of a loan.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary, Jane Hampson.

Details of post-graduate scholarships and other sources of funding are also available from the Gov.uk website.  Student Cash Point is another useful website for researching funding opportunities.