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Your needs

It can take more than four weeks for UCL to process financial support applications for grants of up to £3,000, however, we can provide financial support of up to £150 within days to help with essential living costs like food, travel, childcare, and utilities. You can use the £150 grant to address urgent financial needs whilst your application for a larger grant is processed. 

Please note that applications for the £150 Emergency Grant are paused until the week commencing 1st July. This is because our Finance team are unable to process payments until this date due to staff shortages. You can contact us about the Emergency Grant during this time, but we will not be able to process your application until the first week in July.

Which statement best describes your situation?

For example, pdfs or screenshots of your most recent bank/credit card statement showing the past month and your current balance, confirmation of your rent amount or childcare costs, a quote for repair/replacement/purchase of an item, quotes for travel costs etc...
Maximum 5 files. • 10 MB limit. • Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods. • 50 MB limit per form.
Have you previously applied to UCL’s Financial Assistance Fund?
Has your application been successful?

You may be eligible for the Sarah Douglas Hardship Fund - our financial support for grants of around £1,000.

Do you need short term financial support whilst you wait?
We can provide £150 of financial support withing a few days
Do you need further financial support?
Do you need support with your application to UCL’s Financial Assistance Fund?
Please estimate the amount of money you would need to alleviate your current financial difficulties.

Based on the answers you've given, we're not sure exactly what help you need.

If you'd like to speak to one of our advisors about financial issues, press 'submit' below and we'll arrange an appointment.

Data Protection

To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we must ask your permission to store and use your information.

Personal data is data which can be used to identify you; for example your name, date of birth, address, contact details, student number and your academic course. In order for us to advise you, we will need to collect your personal data. If you are a UCL student, we will access this data from the Students' Union's student database.

We also record special categories of personal data where it is relevant to your case or helpful for the administration of our service. This may include information on your racial or ethnic origin, gender, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexual orientation/preference, offences and/or convictions. This is not required for us to advise you, but it can help us ensure we offer you the most appropriate and accessible service for you.

We also use this information to produce aggregated data of our service users to inform improvements to our provision and ensure that we are accessible to all UCL students. This data is purely for statistical analysis and is always anonymised.

Your personal data together with your case records will be stored safely and confidentially in a secure web-based case management system. This system can only be accessed by staff working in the Advice Service. If necessary, some information may be stored in a paper file which is held securely in the Advice Service and only accessed by staff working in the Advice Service.

Your personal data and case records will be stored on our systems until your case has ended. After we have closed your case, your information will be held for a further 6 years and then destroyed.

We will not share your personal data with any other party unless you have given us your express consent and it will only be shared where it is relevant to your case. We will not share your information without your consent unless required to do so by law.

By completing this form you agree to the collection, use and storage of personal information as described above.

For information about Students’ Union UCL data protection more generally, please see our Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

What best describes your disability/disabilities?
The term ‘estranged’ student describes someone who has no relationship with, or support from either of their parents. The situation is permanent and there has been no contact with either parent for at least a year