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ICAEW Foundation Building Futures bursary programme

Author: ICAEW Foundation

Published: 09 Apr 2021

ICAEW Foundation’s Building Futures bursary program provides much needed financial assistance to students of new professional accountancy qualifications in Malawi, Ghana, Lesotho and Cambodia.

In recent years we have grown our geographical reach and created our Building Futures programme. This programme provides bursaries to a growing number of talented and ambitious students undertaking new professional accountancy qualifications in countries such as Ghana, Malawi and Lesotho and we have allocated funds for the soon to launch qualification in Cambodia. 

In 2021, we provided funds for laptops for students of the ICA Malawi qualification, to ensure that digital exclusion does not adversely impact their chances of study and exam success. We also supported Khadijah Iddris (from our video above) with funds to continue her PHD studies to help her realise her goal of becoming a finance lecturer.

In 2020 we provided:

  • 10 bursaries for students of the ICA Malawi chartered accountancy qualification, for two academic years
  • Six bursaries for two academic years for students of the chartered accountancy qualification offered by ICA Ghana and
  • In 2019 we allocated funds for 40 students to undertake the new accountancy qualification in Cambodia and those bursaries will be allocated once the qualification commences

Widening access to the profession matters. Our bursaries change lives, and the impact of each bursary on each life is profound. I'd encourage you to get your headphones out and listen to Khadijah’s story in our video. Your support for our Challenge Ten initiative last year has funded a number of new bursaries in Ghana and Malawi as well as a vital ‘support to pass’ initiative in Malawi. Thank you. But we need to do more and I encourage every ICAEW member to donate regularly to ICAEW Foundation.

Paul Aplin ICAEW President 2018-2019

Make a donation

ICAEW Foundation’s bursary programmes depend entirely on the financial support of ICAEW members. You can donate by setting up a regular payment via direct debit or by making a one-off gift. ICAEW members also have the option of including a donation to ICAEW Foundation when renewing their annual membership on the online member renewal donation.

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