About the Scholarships:

At LCGB, we are committed to fostering inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility within the lactation support community. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for the LCGB Hybrid Conference 2024, taking place on September 18-19, 2024, at the Signing Tree Venue, Birmingham, and online.

 Our scholarship funding reflects our dedication to reducing barriers to the lactation support profession in the UK, particularly for under-represented groups, thus encouraging greater diversity.

There will be two in person scholarship places and ten in person scholarships offered.

Criteria for Selection:

Applicants for the scholarships will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Applications from volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters, whether affiliated with well-known organizations or smaller peer support groups.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who provide breastfeeding support on a voluntary basis.
  • Applicants should explain how attending the conference will benefit them, their profession, and their work in breastfeeding support.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and alignment with the theme of the conference, "The Diversity of Lactation Support: A Team Effort."

 To ensure fairness and equitable distribution of resources, applicants who have received scholarship assistance in previous years or from other grant/scholarships may still be eligible for consideration. However, to provide opportunities for new individuals, we have implemented the following approach:

  • Applicants who have previously received a scholarship to attend an LCGB Conference will be considered for online conference places only, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • For in-person conference attendance, priority will be given to individuals who have not previously received a scholarship, promoting inclusivity and allowing new participants to benefit from the opportunity to attend the conference in person.

Application Process:

To apply for the scholarship, interested individuals should complete the application form below. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2024. The early bird rate will be held for any applicants who are not subsequently granted a scholarship.

For assistance with completing the application form, applicants can contact conference@lcgb.org.