The Language Access Fund

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About Trinity College London

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. We specialise in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English language.

What is the Language Access Fund?

The Language Access Fund has been developed by Trinity College London to provide English language learning and examination grants for candidates in the UK and Ireland.


It is specifically designed to support those who experience barriers to accessing training and qualifications due to socio-economics, settlement status, race or faith inequalities, long term health or mental health issues, special needs, disability and more. The grant will be used to help these candidates prepare and achieve one of Trinity’s language qualifications.


This is a pilot programme and depending on the success of the first round in 2021, we anticipate that the Language Access Fund will open once a year.


Full details of how the application process works can be found on our Guidance page.



Helping candidates with:

  • Exam Fees
  • Contributions towards the cost of lessons
  • Contributions towards the costs of equipment or materials needed  
  • Exam venue hire
  • Travel to an exam venue

Grant value:


Up to £2,000 per group


Please note: A candidate cannot be awarded a grant of more than £250 in any calendar year.

Who can apply?


Candidates must be nominated by their teacher or tutor, centre staff member or another appropriate person who is familiar with their background and why they experience barriers to accessing language qualifications.