Many educational trusts and charities offer financial assistance to home, EU and international students.
Most have very specific criteria – such as age, residency or religion – that you must meet in order to receive their help. Some trusts are set up especially to benefit students with disabilities.
Please note that:
You can find information about trusts and charities that offer educational funding from:
Kingston University is affiliated to Family Action so our Student Funds team can also help you out. Or you might find the following books useful:
If you wish to apply to Family Action, you will need to first complete its online questionnaire. If you are eligible for any of their trusts you will be able to print out an application form. You need to enclose a personal statement, a reference from a tutor and a letter from the University confirming we will accept a cheque on your behalf. The Student Funds team can provide this letter for you.
For other trusts and charities, the first step is to write to your chosen trust or charity giving a summary of your situation. If you fit its funding criteria, the organisation will then send you its own application form.
You should include these details in your letter:
You may also need to get a reference from your course tutor, so make sure they are prepared to support your application.