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National Lottery has pumped millions into East of England

The East of England celebrates receiving millions of pounds of funding into the arts from the National Lottery, as the National Lottery turns 25. The National Lottery is no stranger to investing in the UK having already invested over £4.9billion across numerous community and grassroot art projects in the last 25 years. Since 2010, the National Lottery…

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Government admits not researching effect of replacing grants

Many of us will know by now that maintenance grants are to be scrapped, and will be replaced by maintenance loans, as of 2016. Lesser known, however, is the news that the government did not investigate how this change would affect applications made from disadvantaged backgrounds, apparently abandoning their “evidence-based policy”. Jo Johnson, the Universities…

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Maintenance grants scrapped in summer budget

In today’s Budget it was announced that maintenance grants, aimed at the poorest in society to provide financial assistance while studying at university, are to be scrapped by the government and that the £9,000 cap on tuition fees is set to rise. At 12:30 today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, stood up in…

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