The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at London's Cass Business School has been awarded two bursaries by Lawrence Atwell's Charity, a charitable trust overseen by the Worshipful Company of Skinners.
The funding will give two applicants studying for an MSc at the centre course subsidies from the charity during the 2006/07 academic year. The bursaries are specifically for younger applicants, and those from low-income backgrounds.
"Some individuals are unable to pay their course fees in full, so these two bursaries from Lawrence Atwell's Charity are a great help," said Paul Palmer, professor of voluntary sector management at Cass Business School. "We look forward to the possibility of renewing the application in subsequent years."
The Worshipful Company of Skinners was founded in 1327 to regulate the fur trade. Today, it works in education, social housing and charitable grant-making. Sue Ellis, charities officer at the company, said: "Skills development is a key area for us."