Apply for a grant

If you work in the education sector for the under-19s and would benefit from a one-off grant to help you through a difficult financial situation, then you may be eligible for support. Please read the information below before starting your application.


Use the links on this page to download an application form. If you're unable to do this, please contact us and we can send a hard copy through the post.


Read the guidance on the form. This is important and can save time by helping you to understand whether you are eligible to apply for a hardship grant.


Complete the application form and return it to us by email to or through the post. Please answer every question fully, and although you don't need to send supporting documents at this stage, we will need them once your application is approved. Don't forget to mention if you would like to be referred to our advice service.


We will acknowledge your application within three working days of receiving it.


We will process your application. This means checking that you are eligible, looking at your financial situation and considering whether we can make the grant you have asked for. In this part of the process we may ask you for further information - the sooner we receive this, the quicker we can process your application.


Once we have all of the relevant information we will usually let you know of our decision within seven days .


We will arrange to pay your grant to a supplier if it is for goods, or to a creditor if it is to cover a debt.