Malcolm Wicks Memorial Fund


The Malcolm Wicks Memorial Fund has been set up to help us remember the contribution of Malcolm Wicks, who served Croydon as an MP within the House of Commons for twenty years. The fund is supported by National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS), for which Malcolm Wicks MP served as the first chair. AWS is a community interest company (CIC) dedicated to fighting fuel poverty by investing in energy efficiency measures in homes that lie within the most deprived areas of National Grid’s gas distribution area. National Energy Action (NEA), an independent national charity, is administering the fund.

Who can apply?

Students applying to the Malcolm Wicks Memorial Fund must be studying a social science at a recognised UK university in 2017. The subjects included as ‘social science’ courses are economics, history, political science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and human geography. Any queries regarding the applicability of other degree courses should be discussed with Laura McVeigh at NEA.

What can you expect if your applications is successful?

Each successful student will each receive an annual bursary of up to £3,000 towards their cost of living expenses at university for a three-year undergraduate course. The award will be paid out by NEA, on behalf of Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) for the first time in August 2017 and then from September 2018 throughout the remainder of your course at university. This award is subject to continuing progression through your chosen undergraduate course at your chosen university as evidenced by a yearly submission by the successful student within an annual progress report. This award will be supplemented by an opportunity to work with the charity NEA (primarily based in their London Offices) during each of the summer holiday breaks (starting from summer 2018), earning a further £1,000 for each summer placement. As well as working at NEA, the placement may include other opportunities depending on the students’ areas of interest, skills and degree subject.

To apply for a bursary please download the application form and return along with your essay and covering letter to Laura McVeigh.

Closing dates for applications is 5pm on 31st March 2017.


Published on 21-02-2017
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