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King's Emergency Hardship Fund 2021-22

Applications for the Emergency Hardship Fund 2021-22 are now open

 

What is the Emergency Hardship Fund?

The King's Emergency Hardship Fund has been established by the university to provide assistance to King’s students experiencing financial distress as a direct result of the current crisis in Ukraine, and requiring assistance with: 

  • Tuition and Residence fees 
  • Private accommodation costs 
  • Living costs 
  • Emergency travel  


At this stage, we are accepting applications for students enrolled in 2021/22, and for 2021/22 costs to be considered.
Applications for 2022/23 will open at a later stage.

 

Can I apply? 

To be eligible to apply, you must be experiencing financial distress as a direct result of the current crisis in Ukraine, and require assistance with: 

  • Tuition and Residence fees 
  • Private accommodation costs 
  • Living costs 
  • Emergency travel  

 

How much could I receive?

Awards can range from £1,000 to £4,000, for consideration of living costs and private accommodation.

For awards considering tuition fees or halls of residence fees, awards are considered on an individual basis, depending on circumstance.

An award from the fund is not guaranteed and it should not form any part of your planned budget until you have received formal notification that you have been granted support.

 

When should I apply?

Applications for the Emergency Hardship Fund 2021-22 are now open.

At this stage, we are accepting applications for students enrolled in 2021/22, and for 2021/22 costs to be considered. Applications for 2022/23 will open at a later stage.

 

How do I apply?

Step 1: Complete an application form

Complete an application form here.

The application involves series of questions about your current financial circumstances and requires you to write a personal statement explaining your financial situation.  

Please be as detailed as possible in your personal statement. It is important that you explain why you require financial assistance and that you include any information that may support your case. 



Step 2: Submit your application and supporting documents

The supporting documents are requested to enable us to make an assessment will be detailed on the application form.   

At the end of each section, we will ask you to provide supporting evidence, where you are able to. As you will not be able to save your progress and return to the form, we would encourage you to review the list of evidence before starting your application, as this will make it easier to complete the form.

You will not be able to submit duplicate applications, so please ensure all relevant information is included in your application.

All supporting documents must be legible, scanned/electronic copies, and saved in a Word/PDF format.


Please provide the evidence that you feel best demonstrates the information provided in your answer.

 

Step 3: We assess your application

Applications are assessed according to your current circumstances, your current financial need, and what the need relates to.

Where awards are granted, they may not cover the full extent of your financial need.

 

Step 4: We let you know the outcome of your application

Once the assessment has been completed and a final decision has been reached, you will receive notification of the outcome via email.  

If your application is successful: the email will detail the award amount and will give you instructions on how to receive the payment. 

If your application is unsuccessful: the email will provide you with the next steps you can take if you are still concerned about your financial situation and will explain the appeals process if you wish to appeal the decision.  

 

Can I apply more than once?

Usually, we will only consider one application per academic year (September-August). This means that if you need to you may be able to apply in multiple years.

We will only consider a repeat application in the same academic year if you have undergone a substantial change of circumstance that has negatively impacted your financial situation since your previous application.

If you do feel that this applies to you, you will need to explain the changes and submit additional evidence alongside your second application to support this.

 

Can I appeal a decision?

An appeal may be submitted on one or more of the following grounds:

-        You did not initially provide significant evidence or information

-        You feel that the assessment did not consider all the relevant information or evidence provided

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your application and you meet the grounds for appeal listed above, you may appeal in writing to funding@kcl.ac.uk

Please make sure you explain your situation, clarifying any details that you think may alter the outcome and provide any relevant evidence that you wish us to consider for the review.

 

Additional Support

If you are still concerned about your financial situation, you should contact a Student Advisor for confidential advice.

The Advice team can be contacted via email and they have a dedicated Advice telephone line. Full information about the Student Advice service can be found on their webpage.

 

Contact us

To find out more about the King's Emergency Hardship Fund, please contact the Student Funding Office.


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