Eligibility for Funded Support
Graduate Support Programme Participants must meet one or more categories to be eligible to receive graduate support funding (Bursary, Paid internship)
Funding is not guaranteed, and each request will be subject to final approval by the Project Manager.
You are eligible for funding if you meet one or more of the criteria below.
- I have a disability
- I have a mental health or physical health condition (this includes things like Anxiety and Depression)
- I have a work limiting health condition (this could include things like Epilepsy)
- I am estranged from my family
- I am a care leaver
- I have caring responsibilities
- I am from a Black, Asian or minority background
- I hold migrant status
- I am from a low HE participation neighbourhoods (*1) (i.e. bottom two quintiles of POLAR 4)
- I am from a low-income family (*2)
- I am the first in my family to attend university
- I am a veteran
- I am from a religious minority (*3)
- I am from the Traveller community
- I identify as LGBTQ+
In addition to meeting the criteria above, you must also be Domiciled in the UK, Graduated in the last three years 2020, 2021, 2022 and hold a Bachelor Degree.
Postgraduates, EU, overseas and unknown domiciles are excluded from Funding.
* 1. This means that you are from an area with low numbers of young people going to university. Enter your home postcode on the Office for Students website to check: Check your postcode. If your postcode returns a 1 or 2 in 'POLAR 4 Young participation quintile' you are from a low participation area..
*2. Low income is defined as an annual income of 60% below median income. In financial year ending 2020, median household income in the UK was £29,900, based on estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Household Finances Survey. Therefore 60% below £29,900 is £17,940 per annum.
*3. In this context, religion and what we mean by minority is detailed in the UK Government's Statistical Services' Religion harmonised standard.