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The Office for Students (OfS) has allocated additional funding to universities to support students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Coventry University Group’s OfS COVID Hardship fund is now ready to distribute to students.

Applications are open NOW, and you may be eligible to receive financial support of up to £2,500. 

We anticipate very large demand for this fund so please apply as soon as possible. No applications will be accepted beyond 4pm on 28th February 2021. However, applications may close early, as soon as the fund total has been reached.

Apply now or find out more below - You should submit your application as soon as possible. Please note, applications may close early subject to demand.

 

Application Guidance (.pdf) 

Application Form (.docx)  

Key Information

To apply you must be able to demonstrate that you are facing additional financial challenges because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The categories are:-

  • A student who has been unable to attend an NHS placement
  • Student from a low household income (HHI) below £25,000  who have incurred increased costs as a result of COVID-19
  • Loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Loss of financial support from sponsor
  • Student with dependents who have incurred increased costs as a result of COVID-19
  • Increased accommodation costs due to COVID-19.
  • Other hardship suffered as a result of COVID-19

Any other reasonable financial impact brought about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will also be considered. 

Who Can Apply?


All students* who have been financially affected by the pandemic are welcome to apply.

However, we strongly encourage applications from the following student groups who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:-

  • Disabled Students
  • Care Experienced / Leavers
  • Students with children/dependents
  • Students from low-income backgrounds
  • Students estranged from their parents/carers
  • Students experiencing loss of financial sponsorship

    *Students on access courses or any level 3 qualification, are not eligible to apply

COVID Hardship Fund FAQ's  

I am an international student, am I eligible?
Yes, you are eligible to apply

I am currently living outside of the UK, do I qualify?
Yes, you are eligible to apply

I am a postgraduate student, am I eligible?
Yes, you are eligible to apply

I am an online student, am I eligible?
Yes, you are eligible to apply

I am a student who has been unable to attend an NHS placement, and I am temporarily withdrawn, am I eligible?
Yes, you are eligible to apply. 

I am a student on an access course/studying a level 3 qualification, am I eligible?
No, you are not eligible to apply, but you may be able to access alternative support. Check out the student portal funding page

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