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Hardship funds

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 to students whose Student Finance has been delayed significantly beyond the start of the term. The maximum loan available is £500, the short term loan must be repaid within 10 days of receipt of your Student Finance and/or NHS Student Bursary. To apply for a Short Term Loan please contact the Financial Support Team on funding@city.ac.uk or 020 7040 7040, loans are only offered at the discretion of the Financial Support 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 £1,200 for those students with a disability and/or dependents. 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.

NHS Learning Support Fund

The NHS Learning Support Fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to students who started one of the following undergraduate courses Midwifery, Nursing, Radiography and Speech and Language Therapy after 1 August 2017. Eligible students can apply for financial support in three areas - child dependents allowance, travel and dual accommodation expenses and the exceptional support fund. The NHS Learning Support Fund will open from 1 November 2017, please visit the NHS Student Bursaries site for more details.

Richard Reeves Foundation Grants

The Richard Reeves Foundation Grants provide financial support for Home/UK students studying Midwifery, Nursing, Radiography and Speech and Language Therapy. A limited number of students will be invited to apply for a grant and must be able to demonstrate that they have exhausted all other sources of potential student funding, including the City Hardship Fund. Grants provided normally range between £500 to £1,000. Eligible students will be contacted by the Financial Support Team between September and May academic each year.

The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund

The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to successful eligible students,  please visit their website for further details.

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.