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Discretionary Fund and Childcare Fund

adviceThe University's Discretionary Fund and Childcare Fund are due to reopen on Monday 31 August 2020.

These funds provide help for eligible students studying in 2020/21 towards accommodation, general living costs, essential course costs, travel costs and the cost of registered childcare. You can check whether you are eligible for either of these funds here:


Awards can be made to assist students with general living costs, accommodation, essential course costs and, in some circumstances, childcare costs. Discretionary Funds cannot be used to pay tuition fees.?


There are several sources of funding for childcare depending on an individual student’s circumstances. These include the University Childcare Fund, the University Discretionary Fund and the Lone Parent Childcare Grant.