Highland & Moray Accredited Training Services (HiMATS) Bursary: Supporting Personal Development, aims to ensure ‘that everyone working in childcare in the voluntary sector has equal opportunities for personal development to maximise their full potential'.
We recognise that means-tested financial support sometimes uses too broad a brush to prioritise funding allocations, and that at times other less obvious financial barriers can make it difficult to take advantage of training opportunities for example, loss of salary when attending training, transport costs, childcare costs etc.
What you can apply for:
If you would like to enrol on an accredited learning & development course and have been unable to fund from elsewhere, please complete our on-line Bursary Application form.
We also fund:
HiMATS Bursary Trustees will consider applications for Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) opportunities such as attending a conference or event that will enhance your learning and development. For example, a Childcare Modern Apprentice applying for financial support to attend a conference such as Play Scotland, Education Scotland or a Highland Council training event. Similarly, a Childhood Practice Degree Student may wish to seek financial support to attend a National conference or event.
To qualify for a HiMATS Bursary:
You must meet all of the following criteria:
Your application for a HiMATS Bursary:
On receipt of your application form, our Board of Trustees will reach a decision and inform you of the outcome of your application within three working weeks.
Payment and reimbursement:
Our Application form:
Go to http://www.himats.org.uk/himats-bursary where you can complete your application on-line.