Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your finances?
The University of Worcester has a new funding scheme for students facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, one of three non-repayable grants administered by the University to help eligible students who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Financial support during lockdown
The Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund closed on 31st March 2021. For more information about financial support for University of Worcester students, please see the Money Advice webpages.
The University Hardship Fund is called the Access to Learning Fund. It is a non-repayable grant administered by The University of Worcester to help eligible students who are experiencing financial difficulties. In particular help is given to students who may be financially disadvantaged.
To make the application process as quick, easy and COVID-safe as possible, all documents are now completed electronically and submitted by email. Please download the PDF application form from the Access to Learning Fund webpage. Completed application forms and copies of all the supporting evidence should be emailed to: email@example.com
Funding has been set aside for students who need help to buy entry level IT equipment for their studies. Successful applicants will receive a fixed award as a credit to their Reach account. This gives students access to an online shop with a range of educational resources, including laptops, headphones and tablets, at reasonable prices. If you do not have a Reach account and an award is made, an account will be opened for you.
Applications are submitted online to make the process as quick, easy and COVID-safe as possible, and we will email you to let you know the outcome of your application. Find more information on the Technology Awards webpage.
• Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your finances?
• Are you struggling without part-time work?
• Has your household income been affected?
We know this year has been challenging for a lot of students and that the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact in many ways. If you’ve been affected financially the new COVID-19 Temporary Relief Fund is here to help.
It's a new funding scheme for students facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.
It’s easy to apply and it's open to all students studying at Level 4 and above, who pay their fees to the University of Worcester, including:
• part or full-time students
• EU and international students
• students who have received funding from hardship funds previously
To complete the application you will need:
• Your student number
• A brief statement describing your circumstances
• 1 months’ bank statements* (for all current and savings accounts)
Click here to apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Check your eligibility
If you are unsure which is the right fund for you, check your eligibility by using the button above or look at the fund comparison chart below:
Students paying fees to UWIC should contact SS@uwic.worc.ac.uk for advice on accessing support.
Q: What should I do if I need help with the application.