The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Support a bursary student, change the face of Architecture...

The Trust provides bursaries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to access higher education and undertake study in Architecture; the financial burden of study is one of the main barriers that prevent access to careers in urban design. “Without the Trust I would not have been able to study architecture” Osita Nwachukwu, BA Student at University of Canterbury and Stephen Lawrence Bursary recipient.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1102267)




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80% of students applying to study architecture are from BME backgrounds; only 2% of qualifying architects are from a black, minority or ethnic background. The Stephen Lawrence Trust Bursary scheme is changing those statistics and increasing diversity in Architecture. The scheme currently funds: • 70 Bursary students currently in full time Higher Education • Awarded in the UK and internationally • Special Olympic legacy Bursary programme across the five boroughs The scheme is: • Diversifying urban design • Creating a new generation of urban innovators • Dismantling glass ceilings • Challenging the industry • Increasing the competitiveness of UK Architecture • Building new skills for the global economy By contributing the to the Bursary scheme you will be helping young people to study, qualify and enter the workforce as architects, fulfilling a dream they would otherwise have not been able to achieve. To find out more, visit the centre or meet the Students, please contact Andy Carr on 0208 1002806 or email at