Applications Open on 1st August 2023 at 9am.
Deadline: Last day of the academic year in Semester 2 or until funds are available in accordance with the budget. The hardship fund is limited by the total size of the budgeted funds. It is allocated on a first come, first served basis.
A financial contribution towards the cost of a specific assessment or item that has been recommended, without which you would be placed at a disadvantage when studying or would not be able to begin or continue your studies.
Before completing an application for this fund, you should meet with our Welfare Officer who can discuss with you the process, the difficulties you are having and complete any necessary assessment referrals forms. You can book a 1-1 support meeting with our Welfare Officer here
What can you apply for?
- ADHD Referrals Assessment Contribution Fee
Students are required to pay a contribution fee towards an ADHD assessment that is a referral made by Futureworks. You can apply for this fund to cover the full cost of £199 contribution fee towards your assessment
- Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) Referrals Assessment Contribution Fee
Students are required to pay a contribution fee towards a SpLD assessment that is a referral made by Futureworks. You can apply for this fund to cover the full cost of £100 contribution fee towards your assessment
- Disability Equipment Contribution Fee
Disability Equipment Contribution Fee offers a full or partial reimbursement to eligible students who have needed to contribute £200 towards the cost of a computer, or other recommended equipment that has been recommended through a DSA needs assessment.
Dependent on contribution fee applied for.
- fully enrolled at Futureworks
- self-declared as one or more of the declared underrepresented groups
Applications will be reviewed & approved by the Access & Participation Steering Group panel.
All applications will be anonymised prior to the panel review. In arriving at its decisions, the panel will use a points system with applicants receiving points for each underrepresented group of which they have self-declared. Applicants who fall into multiple categories will receive three points for each category.
Applicants will be weighted according to their total scores, and they will be considered by the panel in order of weighting. In arriving at their decisions, the panel will judge the motivation and potential of the applicant through reference to their personal statement required as part of the application process.
You will be informed of the outcome of your application within 10 working days.
Please do not assume that an application will be successful, nor anticipate any amount that may be received, as awards are discretionary and not guaranteed.