Europa Capital announces that it has donated £30,000 to Sheffield Hallam University to fund scholarships and bursaries for students with little or no access to financial support.
The donation, which will be paid annually in equal amounts over the course of three years, will be used to support the Department of the Natural & Built Environment through two schemes: The Europa Capital Scholarship and The Europa Capital Bursaries.
The Europa Capital Scholarship will be offered to students from under-represented or otherwise disadvantaged students applying to study BSc Real Estate at undergraduate level. One Scholarship will be awarded per year, starting in September 2019.
In addition, The Europa Capital Bursary fund will provide a range of bursaries from £100 – £2,000 for current students with the aim of enabling the development of the skills, networks and experiences needed to start their careers. This could include, for example, travel and accommodation costs associated with event attendance and work experience or internship programmes.
Rob Sim, Managing Partner at Europa Capital, commented: “At Europa Capital we believe that fostering new talent is essential for the future and further diversification of the real estate industry. We are therefore delighted to be announcing this new initiative and supporting students in Sheffield, where we have also recently launched new, high quality accommodation for students. We hope that by funding these two programmes, we can help to break down barriers for students and encourage those who wish to pursue a career in the industry.”
Europa Capital is also a supporter of Uptree, an outreach organisation promoting career opportunities, particularly apprenticeship programmes, and educational pathways across a wide range of industries. Europa Capital hosts up to 50 students each year in workshops to raise awareness and inform school leavers about the real estate industry.
In addition, Europa Capital is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, a charity that aims to relieve global housing and shelter related problems and Glass Door, a charity that gives shelter and support to people experiencing homelessness in London.