Student Hardship Fund

Goldsmiths Student Hardship Fund, incorporating the Childcare Fund, is a limited fund to assist disadvantaged students experiencing financial hardship to continue with their studies and attendance at Goldsmiths.

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What the fund is for

The aim of the Student Hardship Fund is to remove unexpected and short-term financial barriers.

It is for students who had made adequate financial provision to support their study and living costs but an unexpected and significant short-term situation outside their control leads them to seek financial assistance.

It is limited and is not intended as a source of income but rather as a safety net for students in financial difficulty. It cannot support a student for the duration of their studies, nor meet all expenditures.

The Student Hardship Fund can only assist with a contribution to core living costs.

Goldsmiths recognises that recent increases in living costs will have a significant impact on all our students.

The Student Hardship Fund will aim to support students when unexpected increases in living costs create a greater strain on budget plans.

The Student Hardship Fund cannot help with the payment of Tuition Fees.

Each application is assessed on individual need, and there is no guarantee that an award will be made.