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At Good Finance we are committed to embedding equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

The Adebowale Commission on Social Investment identified that people from racialised communities and disabled people face disproportionate barriers when seeking finance. While there is no charge to complete our programmes, we are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to improve access for learners who have faced marginalisation due to race or disability.


Bursaries will be prioritised for people who meet the criteria below:

1. For charities, social enterprises

  • You are currently working for a charity or social enterprise AND
  • You come from a racialised community AND/OR have a visible or non-visible disability

2. For consultants

  • You come from a racialised community AND/OR have a visible or non-visible disability

3. For infrastructure or network organisations

  • You come from a racialised community AND/OR have a visible or non-visible disability AND
  • Your organisation has a specific programme of work to support charities and social enterprises led by people who have faced marginalisation due to race and/or disability


We recognise that there are many reasons why a person or group of people may face barriers to participating in learning and we seek to make our bursaries inclusive within reasonable scope. Therefore if you do not fit into one of the above categories but believe that you should be supported with a bursary, please get in touch.

Please note bursaries are not intended for social investors, fund managers, or people working for an organisation which has a primary function of investment or funding. Bursaries are not available to people based or working outside of the UK.


Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for a bursary?

You can complete a bursary application form within your programme application or by completing this form.

How much will I receive for a bursary?

Bursaries are calculated based on the estimated number of hours for completion of a programme and vary from course to course. The hourly rate for a bursary is £50p/h.

Can I claim VAT in addition to my bursary?

No. VAT is not paid in addition to the bursary.

How will I know if my application has been accepted?

We will contact you directly via email to confirm your application and inform you of the value and how to claim your bursary on completion of the programme.

When will I receive my bursary?

Your bursary will be paid on completion of the programme. Please note that invoices will be submitted to our accounts team on a bulk basis following the graduation, subject to completion of the programme. We are unable to process your bursary prior to the course end date i.e. the graduation. If you have not finished the programme by the course end date, you can still submit your invoice upon completion provided it is no more than 6 months from the start day i.e. welcome session.

How do I claim my bursary?

Following completion of the programme you should submit an invoice. In your confirmation email you will receive full details of how to do so.

Is there an expiry date to claim my bursary?

Your bursary will be agreed subject to your completion of the programme within a six month period of the cohort start date. If you are unable to complete your learning within this period please notify us as otherwise we are unable to guarantee your bursary.

What if my question isn't answered?

Please contact Olivia McLoughlin, Programmes & Projects Manager.


Social enterprise

A business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.


A person who has been categorised, marginalised or oppressed due to race.

Visible disability

A disability that is obvious to the naked eye and easily noticed by others.

Non-visible disability

A disability which is not visibly obvious. It may include, but is not limited to:

  • mental health conditions – for example, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, personality disorders
  • autism and Asperger syndrome
  • sensory processing difficulties
  • cognitive impairment, such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities
  • ‘non-visible’ physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, respiratory conditions, diabetes, incontinence
  • hearing loss
  • low or restricted vision


Social exclusion, disadvantage or restricted access to opportunities.