Stanley Race Bursary Fund

Dr Stanley Race CBE, one of Barnsley’s leading post-war industrialists died at the age of 96, after a life time commitment to Barnsley. Leaving school at 16, he enjoyed a 50 year association with Redfearn Bros Glass, starting as an office boy at the Harborough Hill plant and then helping to establish the present site at Monk Bretton, where he lived. Stanley was made chairman of the company in 1970 and established the world’s first bottle bank and founded major glass recycling operations, making Barnsley a world leader.

The bursary fund has been established to support post-16 work related study in Barnsley and to help young people to develop their potential and careers.

How much can I apply for?

Grants range from £250 to £500 for applications that meet the eligibility criteria.

What will we fund?

  • Professional tools or equipment
  • Clothing or uniforms for work, including interview wear
  • Books and study equipment or travel expenses

Who can apply?

  • Residents of Barnsley
  • First year apprentices at Barnsley College
  • People with an annual household income of less than £35,000

How to apply?

If you wish to make an application please visit Student Services in our Old Mill Lane campus or email The application should include a personal statement from the applicant outlining why you will benefit from a Stanley Race Bursary Award. Applications will be dependent upon annual funding and the decision of Barnsley College will be final. The fund is limited and grants are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your completed form can be handed in to Student Services or posted to:

Student Services
Barnsley College
Old Mill Lane Barnsley
S70 2YW

If you need help with your application, please call Student Services on 01226 216 267.

Please contact Student Services for an application form.


Last updated: 24th May 2022