Financial Support

We would love everyone to be able to experience the richness of Woodbrooke learning and the fellowship of joining a course at Woodbrooke or online. We want to enable everyone who wishes to come on a course to be able to attend whatever their financial circumstances. There are a number of sources of financial help available:

Woodbrooke has a bursary fund to enable those who need support. We have a number of special offers on courses and can also help with a payment plan to spread the cost over a period of time. Local and Area meetings often have bursary funds available. We recommend that you speak to an elder or overseer in your Quaker meeting.

Special offers

First-timers get £50 off a residential course at Woodbrooke.

Never done a course at our Woodbrooke Centre in Birmingham before? Anyone can get a £50 reduction on their first residential course. We hope this makes it easier for those who are tempted to take the plunge. This offer is for courses at Woodbrooke only and terms and conditions apply*. To claim this discount enter the code INTRO50 at the checkout stage when booking online or tick the box on a paper form.

Young Persons Offers

Anyone aged 18-35 can book a short course at Woodbrooke or an online course for half the listed price. To take advantage of this offer, enter the code YA20 at the checkout stage when booking online or tick the box on a paper form.

Throughout lockdown, Woodbrooke and the Engaging Young Adult Quakers Project are working together to provide free places on all Woodbrooke online courses for those aged 18-35. Email to claim your code which gives you a 100% discount.


  • Woodbrooke's Bursary Scheme can help anyone who would like to attend a course but needs financial assistance to do so, whether this is a few pounds or more substantial support. Please indicate on your booking form or contact us. All enquiries and bursary applications are treated confidentially by Woodbrooke staff. You can ask for a bursary as well claiming the first-timers' discount or young person's discount.
  • Friends and meetings from Europe (excluding Britain Yearly Meeting) can apply for support from the Corder and Gwen Catchpool Fund. For more information click here.
  • The Hope Fund, administered by Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) may be able to offer help to eligible unemployed British Friends. Please contact 020 7663 1053 or

Please contact us if you need support to be able to participate in a course.



*Only one of the above discounts/special offers can be applied to any one course booking and the request for the discount must be made at the time of booking. We are not able to apply discounts once the booking has been made. A small number of 'Training for Quaker Roles' courses are excluded from the first-timers' discount.