If you are looking for help with further education costs, help may be available to you from some charitable funds, if you meet the qualifying rules (eligibility criteria) for their help.

However, most grants will be quite small and you are unlikely to find funding through grants to cover your fees or maintenance costs.  Most charities will also expect you to apply for any help that is available to you through student loans etc.

Our Grants Search does not tag charitable fund schemes by words such as "undergraduate", "university", or "student".

To find charitable funds that may be able to help you, you need to search on all aspects of your circumstances that may be relevant – for example: occupation (remember to think about the industries you have worked in as well as the jobs you have had), health conditions, nationality.

You can also use the Student/Apprentice category in the Occupation filter.

Benefits and students (UK only)

For information on benefits and students, see our Your Situation section: Students 16+

Republic of Ireland

See the Citizens.Ireland website information on Going to College


Last updated on 30 July 2019