Financial Contingency Fund 2012/13
The Welsh Assembly Government provides discretionary funds to help UK* students who:
- need extra financial help to meet particular costs which are not already being met from statutory (or other) sources of funding.
- has an unexpected crises.
- is considering leaving Higher Education because of financial problems.
Students are expected to help themselves by finding part-time or vacation work, applying careful budgeting, and using savings and student overdrafts or arranging a loan (pg).
Prior to applying to the fund:
- Undergraduate students are expected to take out full statutory support (e.g. loans/grants/bursaries etc).
- Self-funded students must have sufficient funding to cover tuition fees and their living costs. The fund is not a funding body and does not normally cover basic living costs. It can look at unexpected changes.
Eligibility to apply does not guarantee awards will be made. Each application is considered on individual merit. Applications must be supported with evidence and a declaration of veracity of information provided. Awards are given as non-repayable grants. The average grant awarded in academic year 2011/12 was £600. In exceptional circumstances an award of up to £3500 can be made. The fund cannot help with Tuition fees.
- the Application process with worked examples
- FCF Application Form 12-13 [619.5 Kb]
- Appeals procedure
- The Summer Fund 2013