The IWHM Bernard Butler Trust

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

The intention of the trustee's is to further the interests of those people involved in activities that include the following:

  • Highways
  • Transport
  • Mechanical Transport andPlant
  • Traffic Management
  • Parks
  • Playing Fields
  • Sewerage
  • Sewer Maintenance
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Building
  • Water Supply
  • Lighting
  • Sea Defences
  • Flood Prevention
  • Refuse Collection
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Cleansing
  • Estates
  • Markets
  • Management Development

The awards are extremely wide ranging and are intended to encourage men and women engaged in the engineering field to improve their education, training and professional standing together with aiding and promoting individuals or organisations involved in schemes relating to the advancement of engineering training, safety and improved methods of working.

If you have financial problems in relation to your studies or research then the IWHM Bernard Butler Trust may be able to help. The Trust makes financial grants therefore unlike bank loans these awards do not have to be repaid.

Grants will be awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate they are having difficulties because of issues such as:

  • The Cost of a Course of Study including ancillary costs.
  • Travel & accommodation costs to attend seminars, Institution meetings essential to their studies or research.
  • The Cost of Personal Help that will facilitate the freedom to qualify or undertake research (Dependant relative etc.)
  • Any other project or reason which the Trust considers has Engineering Merit and enhances the individual or the Engineering and associated Professions in General.

Value of Award

Grants are usually at least £1,000 but on the production of satisfactory evidence or in the event of a particularly strong case or project submission the grants can be substantially higher than the base guide level.

Eligibility Criteria

Awards are available to individuals who can show practical and personal qualities needed to promote engineering.

You may be eligible for an award if you satisfy one or more of the following requirements:

  • You are employed on building or civil engineering consruction works related to highways, municipal or public works projects.
  • You intend to improve your academic qualification in the process.
  • You are seeking professional recognition and registration.
  • To improve the safety and quality of engineering processes.
  • To improve methods of construction.
  • Schemes to broaden basic engineering skills to enable people to improve their own infrastructure.
  • Schemes to advance engineering

Awards are normally offered annually but in certain circumstances provision can be made to take into account the continuing nature of some projects.

How to Apply

Application is through the Trust's website: