1. Summer Fund
It is intended to offer financial support to continuing University of Lincoln undergraduate students who are unable to work over the summer vacation period and who are experiencing financial hardship. Applications may be made via downloadable pdf or online.
2. Term Time Fund 2021/22 - CLOSED
The Term Time fund (2021/22) is now CLOSED but remains open for Postgraduate and long courses (nursing, etc) until their official course end date.
For undergraduate and postgraduate students who are eligible for maintenance support from the Student Loans Company. This Fund is to help with living and course-related costs (not tuition fees) for students who are experiencing financial hardship. It is a ‘last resort’ and students are expected to have explored all avenues of self-funding before making an application.
You can apply to the fund online by clicking the link below or by using one of the downloadable .pdf forms.
Notice - Application forms
3. Independent Students' Summer Accommodation Grant
To help continuing University of Lincoln students who are studying at undergraduate level, aged under 25 at the start of the academic year, considered independent* according to their Student Finance application assessment and have to pay commercial rent throughout the entire duration of the summer vacation period.
Students in receipt of Student Finance Maintenance Loan funding throughout the entire academic year i.e. 52 weeks, are not eligible to apply.
This is a targeted Fund and eligible students will be contacted towards the end of the Academic Year.
* You receive maximum funding but did not have to supply evidence of household income from a spouse/partner/parent, etc.
4. Course-related Travelling Grant - CLOSED
The Course-related Travelling Grant is to help with travel, within the UK or abroad, for course-related activities. The travel could be for a work placement, to attend a conference or to study abroad.
Students must have UK or EU status, be enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course and have the support of their academic tutor to be considered. Applications from overseas status students may also be considered on the recommendation of a Specialist Adviser.
5. Commuting Travel Grant - CLOSED
This Fund has been created in recognition of the rural nature of Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. It’s intended as a contribution to the travel costs incurred by eligible undergraduate students who attend University from their permanent home address.
Applicants should be:
- An enrolled University of Lincoln Undergraduate student
- Eligible for the maintenance element of Student Finance*
- Have to pay to travel to attend the University from your permanent home address and live in Lincolnshire or North Lincolnshire (outside the area covered by the standard Megarider bus ticket)
*According to the 2021/22 Student Finance application assessment.
6. Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary
For students who enrol at University having come directly from living in a Foyer or other supported housing* (*where they lived between the ages of 16 to 18). Each year the Foyer Federation inform the University of students who intend to enrol directly from living in a Foyer. These Bursaries are funded through the University of Lincoln Hardship Fund.
There is a short application form which students should complete – email:firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the form.
Evidence of period in supported housing and any benefits received should be supplied. The total award per year is £1,000 which is paid in 3 termly instalments (subject to attendance checks). Students should apply each year.
You cannot get both the Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary and the Blackburn Bursary.
If your course has finished, you are not eligible for these funds but may be able to apply for welfare benefits – if you want to speak to an Adviser, please email email@example.com for a telephone appointment.
If you are not sure of your eligibility for these funds, please speak to an Adviser.
University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Funds
In addition to the above if you are an enrolled full-time UK home student who is eligible for a Maintenance Loan but whose funding is delayed at the start of the academic year and who have no other means of support, you may apply for a University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Funds – Short-term Loan.
Eligibility for this loan will be discussed with a Specialist Adviser and only taken forward on their recommendation. Each applicant is expected to set up a consent to share arrangement with their funding authority before an application can be processed.
The University of Lincoln has authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority to give debt advice and issue short term loans.
Our Firm Reference Number (FRN) is 673570