Collecting a snapshot of hardship funding

As part of our new Student Safety Net campaign, we are asking the Westminster and Welsh Governments to provide central funding to universities and colleges to boost their hardship funds, based on the challenges many students face with loss of earnings from employment or because their parents or partners have lost earnings. However, we also know that to win this funding we will need information about the hardship funds that currently exist in our institutions. We need your help to gather some key information from both FE and HE SUs in England and Wales that will help us make the case for this additional investment.

Please complete the short form below with whatever information you can about your hardship fund. We’ve asked for the name of your institution just to identify any duplicate responses, but please note we won’t be using the names of individual universities and colleges in any of our campaigning work arising from this information.

If you have any questions about this work please get in touch by emailing