The Living Costs Fund (LCF) is designed to provide a safety net to help you to continue to study as you adjust to higher living costs.
The fund can help you with your most immediate need providing an amount of money or a voucher that will help you buy some food, toiletries, pay part of a bill, or rent, or childcare costs. The fund is limited, benefitting more students, more often.
The fund is open to all enrolled students, or those retaking modules this year. Money or food vouchers do not need to be repaid, and you can apply more than once.
The Living Cost Fund is a limited pot of money and in January and February 2023 priority will be given to applications from students who meet all of the following criteria:
If you have an unexpected financial emergency and you are at risk of leaving your studies, please contact the Student Welfare Advice Team (SWAT) for an appointment.
If you need emergency food, want to make a food donation or are interested in volunteering, find your nearest Trussell Trust food bank using our map.
In January and February 2023 priority will be given to applications from students who meet all of the following criteria:
If you are a home (UK) student, you must have applied for the full student loan that is available to you.