UK Grant Programme

Grants aim to enable refugee academics achieve employment in the UK at a level commensurate with their skills and experience in the long term. Grants can support refugee academics to re-qualify in a range of professions in the UK such as teaching, academia, engineering, law, the charity sector and medicine etc.

CARA typically holds 2 grant rounds a year, with deadlines for applications every January and March. Decisions on applications are made two months after the deadlines. 

We are currently accepting applications for our February 2012 Grant Round - the deadline is 5pm on the 10th January 2011


For further information on our next application round please see 'Call for Applications'

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible for a CARA grant you must 

If you are not eligible for CARA funding, please check the 'Resources' section of our website for details of other useful organisations. 

Types of funding

We can support requalification courses or structured work placements that are clearly linked to employment. Types of funding include tuition fees, travel, registration fees, exam fees, bench fees, books, research costs, IT equipment and childcare. Please also see Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply 

If you believe you are eligible, please contact CARA to request an Enquiry Form, which once completed and returned, will allow us to verify your eligibility.  Telephone 0207 021 0880  or  Email info.cara@lsbu.ac.uk or by Post UK Grants Programme, CARA, London South Bank Technopark, 90 London Road, London SE1 6LN. 

Please note that the Enquiry Form is not a Grant Application Form. We will only invite you to complete a full Application Form if you are eligible and have an offer of a place on a suitable course/placement.

For more information on how to apply, please see Frequently Asked Questions.