Bursaries Available Through UKATA

There are three bursaries that are available to UKATA members (not subscribers):

  • Margaret Turpin Training Trust (max £250)
  • UKATA Conference Bursary (max £100)
  • UKATA Training Bursary (max £500)

Margaret Turpin Training Trust (MTTT)

Margaret Turpin established this trust in 1999, originally to further the training and education of staff of the Connect Therapeutic Community. In 2004 the Trust documentation was changed and any grants made from the Trust are now for the training and education of students in contractual training who wish to continue their studies to CTA.

Applicants for a grant of up to £250 may be from any area of TA training, but they must be contractual trainee members of UKATA intending to study to CTA level, and the grant cannot be made to pay for main training costs.

As funds are limited applications will be assessed by the trustees, Julia Molony and Carole Stilwell, and will be decided on merit.

UKATA Conference Bursary

This is a grant of up to £100 that can go towards the costs of attending a regional or national conference. It is available to all UKATA members (not subscribers) who may find themselves experiencing financial difficulties.

UKATA Training Bursary

This is a grant of up to £500 that is available to all UKATA members (not subscribers) who are seeking qualifications in TA. It can go towards the cost of formal training, workshops, supervision, exam prep groups, etc.

How to Apply
There is just one application form to use to apply for all bursaries, which can be downloaded or can be emailed to you from the UKATA administrator. You will need to complete the form with your supervisor/trainer. If you are successful in your application, the trustees will decide whether the money will come from UKATA or MTTT. Recipients are only usually entitled to one grant.

To contribute to any of the bursary funds please include an amount on your next membership renewal.  Thank you.

UKATA Bursary Application Form

EATA Bursary

EATA bursaries are also available for:

a) travel abroad for supervision, training, TEW, exams
b) attend a TA-Conference abroad
c) need support for paying training fees.

The maximum grant for one person is EUR 300.
More details can be found on the EATA website at: www.eatanews.org/eata-2/comittees/bursaries

Application Deadlines
The deadline for application is the end of February and the end of August each year. Applications will be assessed and notified in the following month.

How the Bursary will be Paid
Any award made for either the UKATA Bursaries or the MTTT Bursary will be paid directly to the relevant conference, workshop leader or training establishment.

Margaret Turpin

Margaret Turpin was a pioneer of Transactional Analysis in the UK and was instrumental in the formation of the ITA back in 1974, together with Michael Reddy. She was in General Practice in the NHS and came across TA in 1972 through reading the book “Games People Play”, suggested to her by a psychoanalyst at the Tavistock Clinic.

Margaret was so enthused TA that she entered a TA training programme with Warren Cheney – in Oakland, USA! Once she had qualified she left general practice to set up her own training/private client practice. Over the years she trained with Jacqui Schiff and the Gouldings. A highlight of her career was teaching TA 101 courses to General Practitioners at the Royal College of general Practitioners. She was involved with TA in the UK and Europe for over 18 years before retiring in 1998.

Margaret was keen to help those who were in training but could not afford the extra workshops and training that enhanced the learning of those who could pay for them. Margaret retired from involvement with the MTTT some time ago and sadly passed away in 2015. We are very grateful for her generosity and contribution to TA, and is sadly missed but always remembered.


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