Many external organisations provide funding to prospective and current students for tuition fees, maintenance and research expenses.

The Student Disability Association Fund

The Student Disability Assistance Fund helps students with disabilities to keep up with their studies. The maximum award amount is £500. Students must be on a full-time course.

More about the Student Disability Assistance Fund.

UK Fulbright Awards

For UK citizens, the Fulbright Commission offers a variety of grants and places on programmes in the US. Scholars are selected through a rigorous application process and receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing and health insurance to a comprehensive pre-departure orientation.

More about the US-UK Fulbright Commission

Funds for Women Graduates

This educational charity offers Foundation Grants to help female graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research.

More about the Funds for Women charity.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, chemists, commercial travellers and their families. The trust awards bursaries at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

More about the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust.

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust supports mature students taking postgraduate degrees in any subject, plus students taking medicine or veterinary sciences as a second degree.

More about the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust.

The Kent County Society

The Association of Men of Kent, Kentish Men and Fair Maids of Kent provides financial assistance towards course expenses for students from Kent studying in Kent.

More about the Kent County Society.

The Newby Trust

The Newby Trust provides small grants to individuals and families in crisis. Grants are normally given to support individuals whose poverty is exacerbated by additional misfortune including bereavement, divorce, abuse, homelessness, addiction, disability or ill health.

More about the Newby Trust.

The Hockerill Foundation

The foundation makes individual grants of £500 to £1,000 for teacher training with a priority in Religious Education. Its awards are based on financial circumstances. It may also offer grants for other first degree courses and some further education courses. Applications are accepted from December for the following year.

More about the Hockerill Foundation.

Charis

Charis works with utility companies and local authorities to deliver hardship funds, rebate schemes and social tariffs to people who are struggling to pay their bills. Charis's schemes provide financial assistance as well as essential household items.

More about Charis.

Walcot Foundation

The Walcot Foundation provides grants to low-income Lambeth residents, mainly under 30 years old, to help with further education. Grants can help with the costs of a first degree or a first vocational (work-related) qualification and can cover costs such as course fees, travel costs, books, equipment and childcare.

More about the Walcot Foundation.