Discretionery Funding: Charities
Students who have exhausted all the funding that they are entitled to but are still struggling to manage are sometimes successful in applying to charitable organisations for additional assistance.
We have put together a list of charities that will consider student applications and grouped them by the type of assistance they give. Follow the links below to find out more about the support available and whether you meet the criteria to apply.
When applying to charities you are advised to consider the criteria carefully as organisations often have very limited funding and will not consider applications unless they meet their specific criteria. Some have trustees who meet very infrequently and unsuccessful applicants often do not receive a response.
The list below is not exhaustive. Your are also encouraged to approach your local reference library which is likely to hold more directories of grant-making organisations.
The Education Grants Directory published by the Directory for Social Change is held in the University's David Wilson Library.
- Distance Learning
- Increasing your income
- Reducing your expenditure
- State benefits and students
- Hardship Funds
Charitable Organisations by application category
You may meet criteria under different headings - for example try searching by course, occupation or indiviual circumstances such as gender, disability etc.