Additional financial help


Hallam Hardship Fund

Applications for the 2019/20 academic year are now open until the 12th June 2020, subject to funds being available. If you have any questions about the fund please contact Hallam Help.

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.

Students on £9,250 fees

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

Students on £9,000 fees

The Hallam Hardship Fund is a partially means tested scheme designed for returning students paying £9,000 fees (pre-2017 starters) it can assist with financial hardship based on a means test up to £3,000 as well as for students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties up to £1,000. 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

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 student emergency loan/grant.

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: