Caitlin’s Kickstart Award
Giving promising students a chance
Caitlin’s Kickstart Award is a UK Shropshire-based charity, founded in 2001. We offer financial help to Ludlow College applicants in their first year of further/higher education. The present Award is a gift of up to £1,000 to winners, and varying amounts to runners-up. The Award is not available for a gap year.
As of 2022 we have gifted over £61,000.
In 2014, CKA added two new occasional Awards: The Mary Hayter Memorial Award is offered nationally to students with a disability who are engaged in full or part time education and who would benefit from a cash grant to support project-related expenses. The first recipient of the Mary Hayter Award of £1,000 was Imogen Godwin, who required a Braille-dedicated computer for her course work. Applicants are invited to apply personally. You may also nominate a candidate for this Award.
The Amanda Brisbane Memorial Prize for Outstanding Achievement is an occasional award offered to applicants/recipients/supporters past and present of Caitlin’s Kickstart Award who have realized their dreams in their chosen endeavour. Applicants are invited to apply personally. You may also nominate candidates for this Award. Joel Stone received the Amanda Brisbane Award in 2018 .
Winner of 2023 Caitlin’s Kickstart Award
“I’m beyond grateful for this award, and I wish to make it known to you how wonderful this opportunity is for myself and others like me.”
– Lauren Allen
CKA Runner Up
Winner of 2023 CKA Mary Hayter Memorial Award
Awards evening at Ludlow
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