Applications are closed.
Scholarship applications for this year are now closed. If you would like to be contacted about upcoming scholarship rounds, please contact us to be added to the mailing list. Please note that training scholarships are in high demand and we receive many more applications each year than we can fund.
At The Tinnis Trust, we believe that horses and the outdoors are for everyone, not just the privileged few. We are committed to increasing the diversity of practitioners in the Equine Assisted and land-based industries.
Each year, funding allowing, we offer a limited number of full scholarships on the ASDAN Animal Care and Land-based Skills courses to care-experienced young people under the age of 24. We also offer two scholarships annually for adults with lived experience of trauma or disability on the With Horses accredited equine assisted learning practitioner and therapeutic riding instructor courses.
If you're applying for a scholarship, we trust that you need it. We take a trauma informed approach to the application process. Applications are completely confidential. We invite you not to share details of your experience that may be re-traumatising. Instead, we want to know what you will do, if successful in your application, to make the world a better place for horses and for people.
"Getting a Tinnis Trust training scholarship has had a much bigger impact on my life than I ever expected or even imagined at the time. It has given me lots of new things: new skills of course, but also new friends, a new outlook, new enthusiasm, new self image, new confidence and ultimately new hopes and plans. I have gone from being in a rather dark place where I couldn't even identify any dreams or wishes, to now actually having started working towards having my own donkey EAT business!
The program offers professional training and skills, in a relaxed, supportive and 'allowing' atmosphere, and being able to be around the horses is therapeutic in itself. Knowing that participants have different backgrounds and experiences, also makes it less intimidating. Having someone believe in me, when I wasn't really able to do so myself, made a huge difference in so many ways. Experiences and ' baggage' which I had seen as negative, a failure and something to be a bit ashamed of, now turned out to be something positive, even a strength, and the very reason that I was able to participate in the program at all. It does sound a bit cheesy, but it really has been a life-changing experience for me, and 18 months on, I still discover ways that it has had a positive impact on my life. 'Thank you' doesn't really cover it."