Hardship funds support undergraduate and postgraduate students who fall into financial difficulties.
City, Short Term Loan
Limited financial assistance can be offered through a Short Term Loan (STL) to students whose Student Finance has been delayed significantly beyond the start of the term. The maximum STL available is £500, the STL must be repaid within 10 days of receipt of your Student Finance and/or NHS Student Bursary. To apply for a STL please contact the Student Funding Team on email@example.com. STLs are provided at the discretion of the Student Funding Team.
City, University of London Hardship Fund
As part of City's commitment to provide financial assistance for their students in financial hardship, we have the City, University of London Hardship Fund. The fund provides financial support to all our current students who have met unforeseen financial hardship during their studies. The maximum award is £1,000, and £1,500 for full-time students with a disability, dependent children and care leavers. For many students a grant from our City Hardship Fund can make all the difference, allowing students to refocus on their studies and successfully graduate.
- Further details and how to apply
NHS Learning Support Fund
The NHS Learning Support Fund provides financial support to fee paying students on one of the following courses: BSc Midwifery, BSc/PGDip/MSc Nursing, BSc Radiography and BSc/MSc Speech and Language Therapy. Eligible students can apply for financial support in three areas - child dependents allowance, clinical placement travel and accommodation expenses and financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund). Please visit the NHS Student Services site for more details.
Richard Reeves Foundation Grants
The Richard Reeves Foundation Grants provide financial support for students in receipt of the maximum means tested NHS bursary for 2019/20 or whose household income is £25,000 or less as assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) who are in financial hardship. Students must also have been resident in Islington, Camden or the City of London for at least one year prior to starting on one of the following courses: BSc Midwifery, BSc/PGDip/MSc Nursing, BSc Radiography and BSc/MSc Speech and Language Therapy. For further details please contact the School of Health Sciences on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund
The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to successful eligible students. Please visit the International Students House site for more details and how to apply
Individual External Grants
Some students gain individual awards from various external charitable foundations and government bodies. You may wish to search for local charities through your local library or online charity registers for further support.