Additional financial help


Hallam Hardship Fund

Applications to the Hallam Hardship Fund for the 2017-2018 academic year are now closed.  As per the scheme guidance notes, the University reserves the right to close the scheme early subject to the availability of funds.  Should additional funds become available, the Hallam Hardship Fund may reopen later this academic year.  Where this is the case, this page will be updated. 

During this academic year the Hallam Hardship Fund has supported over 580 students with over £800,000 in direct financial support. Additionally the Student Success Scholarship has so far supported 1642 students with £1,077,800.

We expect the Hallam Hardship Fund to reopen for the 2018-2019 academic year in late September 2018. Details will be updated here once available.

A small supply of emergency food vouchers remain available for students in need (subject to availability).  Applications can be made at Student Help, level 5, Owen building at City Campus or Heart of the Campus building at Collegiate campus.  Alternative assistance with your finances is available from the Students' Union Advice Centre.

Emergency Food voucher scheme

The Emergency Food voucher scheme is designed to provide temporary financial assistance to students 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 UK/home status student and have made an application to Student Finance England on time (by 3rd June 2017).

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

You can only apply for this in person at Student Support Services, City Campus, Level 5, Owen Building.

Carer's Emergency Travel Fund

A discretionary fund to provide awards to student carers who need to travel home at short notice or in an emergency to assist someone they care for. UK travel only.

This is open to enrolled Home/UK students studying full-time at either Undergraduate or Postgraduate level.

You can be reimbursed for travel via the Hallam Hardship Fund (see above) – if you have an emergency and have to travel on the day you can be issued with emergency support - please come to Student Support Services.

The maximum award from this scheme in any one year will be £80.

If you think you should have been identified as a student carer but haven’t been then please contact Student Support Services.

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:

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