The Journalism Diversity Fund was set up by those in the industry who want to support the training of journalists from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
This industry fund was set up with the help of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) in association with leading publishing companies including Associated Newspapers, the Guardian Media Group, Sky and Pearson.
It is aimed at people without the financial means to attend NCTJ training courses. Applicants will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to journalism and the potential to succeed.
The fund can help financially by paying course fees and living expenses, as well as providing a mentor and helping to find work experience.
To make an application to the fund you must:
Check out the website www.journalismdiversityfund.com find out more about the fund and to download an application form.