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Humber Grant

How can
we help?

Award
Up to £1,000 (including book vouchers)

Study type
Undergraduate (UK)

Eligibility
Young adult carers, care leavers and students estranged from family

About this award

If you’re under 25 years old and a Care Leaver, Young Adult Carer or assessed as Estranged from your family by Student Finance England, you can apply for the Humber Grant. This is an additional support package worth £1,000, made up of cash and vouchers.

The grant is paid in addition to other financial support you receive and doesn’t need to be paid back. The Humber Grant is paid in two instalments, usually in December and March.

New students in 2022/23 will also receive a £200 voucher to spend at UniKitOut on essentials such as bedding and kitchen equipment to get you started. We also include a £100 supermarket e-voucher in our Humber Grant package to help purchase food and essentials.

Young Adult Carers

Young Adult Carers are individuals who provide unpaid support or care for a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their age, physical or mental illness, or disability.

Care Leaver/Experience of Care

Care Leavers are underrepresented in higher education and we're committed to offering support for these applicants to study and succeed at the University of Hull.

365-day-a-year accommodation is available if you want it, and Student Support Services can help you secure the student accommodation of your choice.

Estrangement

Most students studying in Higher Education that are under the age of 25 are considered financially dependent on their parents when being assessed for their student funding. Although students estranged from their parents are an exception to this rule, it can nonetheless be difficult for them to access higher education without the support (financial and/or otherwise) of their families. This is where the Humber Grant can help you. 

How to apply

For more information on the Humber Grant or to request an application form, contact the Financial Support Team in the MyHull Portal.

Eligibility

To qualify you need to be a UK student, have permanent residence in the UK and be aged under 25 on the first day of the academic year. You will need to provide evidence of your status as a Care Leaver or Young Adult Carer, or your estrangement from your family.

Young Adult Carers

Young Adult Carers are individuals who provide unpaid support or care for a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their age, physical or mental illness, or disability. They do not need to live at the same address as the person they care for. Parents cannot claim this grant for the care of their own dependent child.

You will be asked to provide evidence; this can be obtained from your Social/Support Worker or Doctor.

Care Leavers

Care Leavers are individuals who have been in care for a minimum of 13 weeks including their 16th birthday. You will be contacted if you have declared yourself as a Care Leaver and will be asked to provide evidence via your Social/ Support Worker.

If you do not fit the criteria of a Care Leaver, you may be considered to have had ‘experience of care’. If you have had experience of care please contact us for more information on eligibility.

Estrangement

Students are classed as estranged if they are ‘irreconcilably estranged’ from their parents on or before the first day of the academic year for which they are applying for funding. And/or they have had no contact with their parents for a period of 1 year on or before the first day of the academic year for which they are applying

For Student Finance England to award you the appropriate amount of funding most estranged students will be required to provide documentary evidence. Typically, this can be a letter from a professional who has been aware of your circumstances – a teacher, college tutor, your GP, Support Worker or other professional person.

If you require help obtaining your evidence for Estrangement or declaring yourself estranged please email - independent_student_enquiries@slc.co.uk.

Find out more

Question about this award? Enrolled students, please contact the Financial Support Team in the MyHull Portal. If you are not an enrolled student, please email financialsupport@hull.ac.uk or call 01482 462222.

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