Additional financial help


Hallam Hardship Fund

If you submit an application to the Hallam Hardship Fund the support we offer may not always be financial. Depending on your circumstances we could offer you an appointment with one of our advisers to ensure you have applied for all other funding you are eligible for and provide you with suggestions and possible solutions which may help.

If you have any questions about the fund please contact Hallam Help.

Class of 2020

If you are a final year student due to finish your course in the summer of 2020, you will be eligable to apply for the Hardship Fund until 31 August 2020.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students would not normally qualify for an award from the Hardship Fund and should contact the Student Funding team to discuss their circumstances before submitting an application.

International Students

International students who are experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency or a significant, unexpected and unforeseen change in your circumstances, may be eligible for an emergency loan/grant. Please click here for more information and contact the International Experience team before applying.

Students experiencing hardship due to the Coronavirus outbreak

We understand these are very worrying and challenging times and many students will be affected by the widespread closure of workplaces. The University has limited funds to support those affected and will prioritise those most in need. The government have announced wide ranging support packages for businesses, employees and renters. If you have recently lost your job or had your hours reduced, please contact your employer in the first instance to find out what support is in place. The government has also suspended all new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place. If you are struggling to pay your rent please contact your landlord, the Students’ Union Advice Centre or a charity such as Shelter for advice. We welcome applications for the Hardship Fund at this difficult time but to help us prioritise your application it may be helpful for you to explain to us why national measures being taken by the government do not apply to you.

    Hallam Hardship Fund

    The Hallam Hardship Fund is available to provide financial support for students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties. The fund is available for small, one-off payments to students in financial crisis that might impact on your participation at University.  The fund is strictly limited and awards are subject to available funds.

    There is no automatic entitlement to an award from the fund and all applications are considered on their individual merit. Read the full guidelines

    Apply here

    Emergency Food voucher scheme

    The Emergency Food voucher scheme is designed to provide temporary financial assistance if you are awaiting your first maintenance loan instalment from Student Finance England or have a short term financial crisis.

    You must be a fully enrolled student and have made an application to Student Finance England.

    Assistance is in the form of food vouchers - no cash alternative is available.

    Applications can be made at Hallam Help

    Financial help for dependants

    Full time undergraduate or PGCE UK / home status students can apply for addtional help (for example the Adult Dependent Grant, Childcare Grant, Parent Learning Allowance) from: