The BMTA Trust – October 2023
The Trust can provide individual one-off grants of up to £1,000 to help people overcome financial barriers to achieve their education, training or employment goals in the motor industry. Examples of such items are course fees, tools and help with living costs or anything else that would support them completing their qualification and progression in the industry.
J an apprentice from Dorset applied to the BMTA as he was struggling to pay for tools that he needed to obtain at this point of his apprenticeship.
“The grant would go towards making me better equipped and not having to rely on borrowing my work colleague’s tools. The grant awarded help me significantly afford the tools giving me a helping hand on my progression in the motor trade”.
B from Coventry was completing his final year in a Mechanical Engineering degree when he applied to the BMTA Trust for support.
“My financial situation was very unstable after the Covid pandemic, my family found it very hard to continue supporting me during my studies. The BMTA and its partners was able to offer me support with my tuition fees, life skills and my wellbeing.
The BMTA paid a substantial amount towards my tuition fees, allowing me to complete my studies and earn a 1st class degree”.
H an apprentice from East Sussex applied to the BMTA for help purchasing tools needed for his work.
“This grant will help and give me the ability to be fully self-reliant at work, this will help me learn and make me a more effective and useful part of the team, the Halfords kit I am asking for comes with a lifetime warranty, I know that the kit will last me for a very long time”.
You can find out more about the BMTA Trust on the BMTA Trust website here: www.bmtatrust.org.uk