Melton students preparing for university are being invited to apply for funding to pay for equipment and books they will need.
The Sir Richard Raynes Foundation, a small registered charity based in the town, has for the past 25 years offered grant aid to students going to university for the first time.
Foundation secretary, Colin Beavis, said: “Over the last 10 years we have paid out a total of £45,800.
“These grants are not means tested.
“Students simply need to get an application and submit it with receipts or other evidence of purchases made and the foundation will make a payment subject to the conditions of the offer.”
For this year’s students, applications can be made up to January 31, 2019.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write enclosing a stamped/addressed envelope to The Secretary to the Trustees, Sir Richard Raynes Foundation, 4 Longate Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1HT.