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Medical Bursaries

The Victoria Foundation aims to help ensure that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are not prevented from studying medicine due to financial constraints. The Foundation is able to support UK students studying medicine at UK universities by awarding a Toolkit Grant to help purchase books, equipment and medical instruments or a Bursary towards the cost of an overseas elective.

The charity aims to support over 100 medical students from disadvantaged backgrounds each year. This is only possible in part to a very generous gift from the Estate of Mr Charles Anthony Walter Blackwell. The Victoria Foundation has invested this wonderful legacy donation and by 2027 this gift will have supported over 400 medical students which would have made Mr Blackwell extremely proud. 

Toolkit Grants for students studying on the Extended Medical Degree Programme at Kings College, London are gifted in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Barbers and Surgeons.

Grant applications are reviewed each month. Please note we are unable to consider applications before students have started studying medicine at a UK university.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact The Victoria Foundation on T: 020 8332 1788 or by Email

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