WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE UNION'S HARDSHIP FUND?
The Union Hardship Fund is supported by an annual contribution from the Brunel University Alumni. It exists to assist students who are facing acute financial difficulty in meeting their basic living costs (excluding tuition fees).
The request for hardship assistance would be for unexpected and unavoidable expenditure.
The fund is not intended to assist students with prolonged funding support, but with temporary, short-term financial emergency. Our aim is to make a discernible difference in students’ lives and, if possible, assist them with remaining on their course.
how do i apply?
We have two hardship funds, the Union's Hardship Fund, and our Emergency Hardship Fund.
To apply for financial support from the Union's Emergency Hardship Fund, please complete the form here (please note. the maximum that can be granted is £300).
If you would like to make a larger claim, please contact our advisors and they will be able to provide guidance, and details of the application process for the Union's main Hardship Fund.
university hardship fund
The University also has a hardship fund to support students going through an unexpected period of financial difficulty. To find out more, click here. Remember, our advisors are available to help you, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss the best way forwards, or if you would like support applying for funding.