Following an exceptional and unprecedented response, we’ve reached the maximum number of applications for our pilot bursary scheme.

The scheme, which was announced at the AGM in November, aims to encourage underrepresented groups into the counselling and psychotherapy professions by providing financial support for training.

We’ve been delighted and overwhelmed by the interest in the bursaries and hadn’t expected to reach the application limits this early. While applications for the 10 bursaries available in the pilot have now closed, the response has made it clear how great a demand there is for such support.

We’re planning to reopen the bursary scheme for another round of applications, which we anticipate will run from Autumn 2023. We also hope to broaden the scope of the bursaries and increase the number available so that more people can benefit from the scheme.

If you’ve submitted an application for the pilot scheme, you can find full details of the next steps on our Bursary web pages.