About this fund
The Summer Fund is a non-repayable grant awarded to students who are in financial difficulty and need extra support with living costs over the long summer vacation.
You can still apply for this fund if you have already received the Student Support Fund during the academic year.
How are applications assessed?
Applications are assessed based on individual need and personal financial circumstances and considered on a case by case basis. However, as resources are limited, priority will be given to students who fulfil certain criteria listed under ‘Who is eligible’. Evidence will be required to support your application.
Who is eligible
You are eligible to apply for the Summer Fund if you are a full-time, continuing, undergraduate student fully enrolled on a standard length course (ie courses which have less than 45 weeks academic term time) who is living in the UK throughout July and August and in financially difficulty because you are unable to work and/or fulfil the following criteria:
- have caring responsibilities - for a child, relative, partner or other adult
- have health issues or are a disabled student
- have no family contact.
Health science students including apprentices (both February and September cohorts) enrolled on long courses more than 45 weeks in duration are not eligible for the Summer Fund, but may still be able to apply to the Student Support Fund until Friday 8 July.
Please contact email@example.com for more information and please provide your student number.
How to apply
There is a short application form to complete and you need to provide supporting evidence such as bank statements, rent or mortgage liability, DWP benefits and a covering letter fully explaining your reasons for applying. Please contact our Funds team for an application form and further information.
You can email your completed form and scanned evidence back to the Funds team direct: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fund opens on Monday 13 June 2022 and you need to submit your application and all supporting evidence before midnight on Friday 8 July 2022 but we do ask you to submit the form in plenty of time.
We will contact you by email, using your university account and we will respond within 14 days of receipt of your application.
All awards will be made before the end of July 2022.