Supporting refugees to access education and employment
Access to Employment and Education (A to EE) grants are made to refugees and people seeking asylum who need a small amount of money to help them access education or employment.
Refugees can use their grant to enrol in college, cover transport costs, buy books for university courses and retake qualifications from their home country that are not currently recognised in the UK, for example. The grants are not suitable for ongoing living costs or university course fees.
Who can apply for our Access to Employment and Education grants?
Refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland can apply for our A to EE grants. The grants are only provided when no other support is available.
How do I apply for this grant?
If you are a refugee or asylum seeker in Scotland who would like to apply for this grant, get in touch with one of the following organisations who we work in partnership with. If you are eligible for the grant, they will refer you to us. Grants can take up to 5 working days to be approved.