The Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund was set up by the University of Wolverhampton following the withdrawal by the Government of the ring-fenced Access to Learning Fund.
Lord Bilston, the former Wolverhampton MP Dennis Turner, was a campaigner for social inclusion and justice. He was a good friend to the University and was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University in 2006 in recognition of his distinguished service to the people of Wolverhampton. The new Fund has been named in his memory with kind agreement of his family.
Most awards made will be non-repayable, although some short term loans may be available to meet temporary hardship such as delayed funding or severe cash-flow problems.