RMT Seafarers Bursary

Circular No. ED/043/17

22nd March 2017

To: All Branches & Regional Councils, Regional Organisers and Head Office Officers.
Dear Colleague

RMT Seafarers Bursary.

In conjunction with Seafarers UK the RMT is re launching our Seafarers Bursary. This relatively modest Bursary offers excellent opportunities for our Seafarer & former Seafarer members (only) to take up training or educational courses to enhance their current or potential employment opportunities. The average bursary to be granted is envisaged being not more than £400 per applicant.

Applications for funding should be aimed at meeting the following criteria:

“That the learning/training funding being applied for can be demonstrated to enhance the seafarers’ employment opportunities both directly in the seafaring industries or the individuals’ overall employment more generally”.

Applicants should complete the attached application form fully and forward to, National Education Officer, Bob Crow National Education Centre, 47 Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2EX.

All applications will be checked against the criteria for such grants and the application forwarded to the General Secretary setting out if the application meets the criteria. The General Secretary will make a final decision to award the grant or not and inform the applicant accordingly in writing.

Should the applicant not accept the decision of the General Secretary they will have the right of appeal to the National Executive Committee.

I sincerely hope all our Seafarer members, past and present, will consider taking up the opportunity this bursary offers.
Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
RMT General Secretary