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Funding opportunities

Care leavers bursary

If you are starting university within 3 years of leaving care you are eligible for extra support. This includes anybody who has left care but has since re-engaged with their Leaving Care Team while they continue their education.

You can also get support if you have been made homeless or been at risk of homelessness after the age of 16 or have lived in supported accommodation such as a foyer, refuge or hostel.

Depending on your circumstances we may be able to offer you:

  • A bursary each year that you are studying.
  • Flexible accommodation options to make sure you have somewhere to stay all year round.
  • 1 to 1 support from our care leaver contact.
  • A scholarship to study overseas. We will also support you to apply for and plan your trip.

You will have access to regular, informal meetings with a member of our support team. You can meet with the same person throughout your time at university so that they can learn the best way to support you. We will make sure you are aware of any other support services available to you. 

We want to make sure you are happy and thriving at university.

You will always have someone to go to for help, advice or just a cup of tea and a chat.

For more information contact Anna Deacon on 01904 876 408 or at

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