Who we help

FSF is a UK-based charity helping children in need of financial assistance to continue their education in a bilingual environment at the Collège Français de Bilingue de Londres (CFBL) and the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill (LIL).
The trustees are committed to financially support the families they assist and to provide a personalised help.
Funding can be attributed to a wide range of services.

Regardless of your nationality or family situation you can apply as long as your child attends either CFBL or LIL.

The French Scholarship Foundation (FSF) is committed to providing financial assistance to allow those who otherwise would not be able to attend Collège français bilingue de Londres (CFBL) or Lycée international Winston Churchill (LIL) to do so.It is working hard to increase its capacity to award Admission or Hardship Bursaries but resources are finite. FSF Trustees do everything in their power to direct such funds as are available to the greatest number of pupils who need most support. We ask parents to respect the  spirit of that relationship and apply in the utmost good faith. Before asking for bursary support, parents are expected to have explored all alternative sources of funding.

Admission and Hardship Bursaries are reserved for children, residing with their family (at least one of the parents or legal guardians) in the greater London area, and duly enrolled at Collège français bilingue de Londres or Lycée international de Londres Winston Churchill. The process involves a straightforward, quick and highly confidential means-testing which informs the trustees on the size of bursary they are able to award.

Hardship Bursaries cover either:

  • All or part of the student’s school fees (School fees include first registration fees and annual school fees but not pre-registration fees)
  • Field trips, school lunches or books
  • Any other service furthering the student’s education

Admission Bursaries only cover all or part of the student’s school fees for one year. Families will need to apply again the following years if necessary.

The provision of all financial assistance is at the sole discretion of the Trustees.They respect strict confidentiality and recipients are expected to do likewise.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, families must:

  • Be in financial hardship based on revenues and assets
  • Have been offered a place at either school, and
  • Be resident in the UK, and
  • Have completed the online application form (one per family) and
  • Sign the Consent to Share Information

Eligibility and procedure for applications

All parents, whether seeking an Admission Bursary or a Hardship Bursary, are required:

  • to complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances in support of an  Application for a Grant that seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the feepayer(s). The Form requests details of both parents’ (or the legal guardian’s) income, outgoings, assets and liabilities (including French government bursary in the case of French citizens). The Form is part of the online application form.This Form must be completed accurately and in full and must be accompanied by full supporting documentary evidence. Incomplete Forms will be returned and not considered until completed in full.
  • to provide the child(ren)’s report card(s) to assess attendance.

The initial determination of qualification for a bursary will be dependent on the financial circumstances of the applicant(s). FSF need this information so that they may assess those families with the greatest financial needs and consult with parents about the financial commitment the family can reasonably make to cater adequately for the child’s needs. To do so, the trustees will meet the applicant(s) and conduct an interview so as to make sure all specific circumstances are properly taken into account.