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Fund to help budding journalists hands out £123,000

A fund set up to help aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds get into the industry has seen £123,000 invested this year.

The Journalism Diversity Fund has spent just over £123,000 on bursaries in the 2012/13 academic year to allow students to attend courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

It has now handed out its final bursaries for the academic year to Nicholas Bieber,18, Erinn Louise Kerr, 22, and Anthony Lewis-Binns, 26, taking the total number awarded to 20.

Erinn will be studying at a Press Association course in Newcastle, while Nicholas and Anthony will study at News Associates in London.

Interviews took place on 1 February and the panel consisted of Kentish Gazette editor Leo Whitlock, assistant comment editor at The Guardian Joseph Harker and specialist BBC journalist Colleen Harris.

The next application deadline is 3 April and for further information, click here.