Snowdon Trust = Unlocking Potential

We deliver two grant programmes to help people living with a wide range of disabilities to achieve goals in further or higher education or vocational training.


If you are a student and you have disability-related costs that are not covered by statutory funding, you can apply for a grant to help you meet these additional expenses. We can help with things like sign language interpreters and other vital human support, computer equipment with adaptive software, mobility equipment, adapted accommodation or additional accommodation for a 24-hour carer.


The Snowdon Masters Scholarships have been created to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled individuals through higher education. If you think you have the ability to be a leader in your field you can apply for up to £30,000 towards your Masters fees and living expenses while studying. 

Since 1981 we have awarded grants of more than £4 million, helping nearly 3,000 people to achieve qualifications and futures that might not otherwise have been possible.

Our Founder

Lord Snowdon

The First Earl of Snowdon (1930 - 2017) had contracted polio as a child. Understanding the issues faced by disabled people, he went on to campaign strongly against discrimination towards them. Read about our founder