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David Butler Bursary Scheme 2016

The 2016 scheme is now closed for applications for the CIH effective management in housing programme

The David Butler Bursary is the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) learning grant scheme to provide financial support for people wanting to pursue and progress a career in housing.

These places will be funded by the CIH and Ocean Media Group Butler Bursary fund. To be eligible to apply for a funded place you must be:

• A current CIH member

• New to a management role (maximum 18 months in management role)

• Able to attend all four days
Day 1 - 12 October 2016
Day 2 - 10 November 2016
Day 3 - 6 December 2016
Day 4 - 10 January 2017

Background to the Butler Bursary  »

My Description

The scheme is named after the CIH's former President and Chief Executive, David Butler, who retired in 2007. The scheme is supported financially each year by Ocean Media Group. In 2008 CIH improved its grant scheme to help more people and the improved scheme also offers the opportunity for higher levels of financial help. In addition the grant can be used to support a wider range of projects and is no longer limited to people pursuing CIH accredited training and qualifications. 

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My Description

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David Butler Bursary Scheme  »

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Since its introduction in 2008 the Bursary scheme has supported over 50 people to complete CIH accredited qualifications, attend short CIH courses and conferences and carry out research projects. Applicants can apply under two categories.

Interested in applying in 2017? – take a look at the documents below:

Category A & Category B guidance and eligibility


Ways to study

Study with CIH

onlinelearningOnline learning – study through our e-learning platform with the support of a dedicated tutor and a network of other students

In-houseIn-house – we will come to your organisation to deliver the qualification to groups of employees

Blended learningBlended learning – we deliver the course through a combination of face-to-face sessions and online learning

Study with an accredited centre

At a centreThrough a centre – attend a college or other learning centre part-time for sessions taught face-to-face and/or via blended learning


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Over 150,000 work in the housing sector. A career in housing is varied, often challenging but hugely rewarding. Find out more about why choosing a career in housing could be your best-ever move!

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