Housing Emergency Fund

The Housing Emergency Fund is provided by the University to address urgent student housing needs. If you are a current student threatened with homelessness owing to financial hardship, wellbeing reasons or other circumstances beyond your control you should apply for help.

  • Number of scholarships Varies
  • Value Varies
  • Opens 1 August 2016
  • Deadline 31 July 2017
  • Help with Living costs
  • Duration One off award

Eligibility

Is this for you?

Registered students of the University shall be eligible to apply to the Fund if they meet the following criteria:

  • A payment from the fund would make a significant contribution to your ability to continue your studies successfully; and
  • You have an urgent housing need that can be addressed through an award by the fund; and
  • You are unable to meet the immediate costs of your housing needs through your existing funding.

The level of award will be judged on a case to case basis. Awards are around £300-£500 and are intended to meet immediate short term housing need. Because of this the fund cannot be used to replace a regular income. Awards will normally be made in the form of a grant.

How to apply

Please complete a Financial Support Funds Application Form and submit to the Financial Support Team in the Advice Centre on level 1 of the McCance Building.

 Please include the following with your application: 

  • 3 months bank statements for all bank accounts
  • Documents supporting your application such as eviction notice