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Covid 19 Recovery Fund

With grateful thanks to alumni, friends of Durham University and The Office for Students for their generous support of the Covid-19 Recovery Fund, which will provide much needed financial help in the following key areas:

Care-leavers, estranged students;

Financially-disadvantaged students whose families and finances have been significantly reduced by Coronavirus;

Keyworkers and the children of NHS and other global frontline service workers in need of financial support;

Researchers working in key Covid-19 recovery fields, renewing society and economy in many creative areas ;

Our Class of 2020 graduates whose financies and wellbeing have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

SUCCESFUL APPLICANTS FROM EARLIER ROUNDS CAN REAPPLY HOWEVER PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO ARE MAKING THEIR FIRST APPLICATION

THIS FUND IS CASH LIMITED AND WILL BE PAID ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, ONCE THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY FOR APPEAL AGAINST THE DECISION OF THE PANEL.

IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION YOUR CLAIM WILL BE CLOSED AND NO FURTHER ACTION TAKEN.

To apply to the fund for support under any of the key areas below you must have and be able to demonstrate a household income below £62,212 and provide evidence of financial hardship.

Required Evidence:

  • Evidence of student loan entitlement for the current year (all applications)

  • If a student loan has not been claimed, evidence of household income as specified on claim form (app applicaitons)

  • If claiming key worker status, formal evidence of key worker status from employer

  • If claiming due to being a care leaver/estranged student evidence from Student Finance or appropriate agency

  • If claiming due to financial impact of covid evidence of what has changes e.g. payslips or self employed accounts

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION YOUR CLAIM WILL BE CLOSED AND NO FURTHER ACTION TAKEN.

Fully registered undergraduate students who are Care Leavers, Estranged or required to Shield during Lockdown 3 commencing in January 2021

Covid-19 Emergency Financial Harship eligibility criteria

Able to demonstrate financial hardship due to Covid-19

International students who have been unable to return to their home country are also eligible to apply.

Key Workers and their dependents are eligible to apply including those listed below:

Clinical National Health Service Staff

Police Officers

Prison Officers

Firefighers

Supermarket deliviery drivers

Care sector employees looking after elderly and vulnerable

Other Key workers

Covid-19 Research - full details to be confirmed

Class of 2020 - full details available here

Students who are fully registered care Leavers, estranged and students who are required to shield during Lockdown 3 will receive a £500.00 grant

Key Workers

Eligiible applicants will receive a £500.00 grant

Covid-19 Emergency Support

Eligiible applicants will receive a £500.00 grant

Applications Open: 28th April 2021

Application Deadline: 4th June 2021

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by: 30th June 2021

ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUND WILL BE PAID BY THE 30th JUNE 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION YOUR CLAIM WILL BE CLOSED AND NO FURTHER ACTION TAKEN.

Applications can be made for the key worker bursary and/or the Covid-19 hardship grant by completeing the Covid-19 application form

Please note: applicants can only apply for one of the key grants.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION YOUR CLAIM WILL BE CLOSED AND NO FURTHER ACTION TAKEN.

Please contact the e-mail address below if you have any queries

scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk