Arden has a Financial Support Bursary Scheme (Hardship Fund) and also access to a Financial Education Tool through a platform called Blackbullion.
The Financial Support Bursary scheme
This will support UK students who are faced with unexpected costs associated with a disability, those experiencing unexpected financial difficulties with food, childcare and rent and those struggling to engage digitally by financing laptops and broadband access.
Student Support staff can sign you up or you can also register via the Blackbullion website. It’s important that you use your Arden email address when you sign up so that you see all the funding options available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries
Financial Education Tool - Blackbullion
This aims to support students’ financial education by setting you up with skills and tools for budgeting, planning and information around key topics such as cryptocurrency, working while studying and funding support.
- International students will have access to the tool but will not have access to the funds.
External Bursaries and Scholarships
You may be eligible for external financial support; please find details below.
Myriad Myriad can be accessed online or you can download it directly from the App Store or Google Play. Once you have input your details, you can search for any scholarships/grants/bursaries that may be available.
The Scholarships Hub is a database containing a range of different bursaries and scholarships for UK and EU students. View database.
Turn2Us is a charity that has information on grants that might be available for individuals who are struggling. Please visit the website for more information.
Students with a disability
The Student Health Association (Enablement Fund)
Supports students with a disability in receipt of the DSA.
Up to £500 is available. Please visit the The Student Health Association to see how to apply.
The Leatherseller’s Company
The aim of these grants is to improve social mobility, relieve financial need where other support is not available and enable students to have a positive impact on British society in the future. The maximum grant you may be awarded is £5,000 per year for up to four years, which will be reassessed annually.~
To apply, please visit the Leatherseller's website.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
Undergraduates who have a parent or spouse who has worked as a pharmacist, grocer or commercial traveller for at least 5 years (or has retired in the last 10 years) are eligible. Up to £3000 bursary.
Deadlines: March and October
Please view website for full details on how to apply.
Postgraduates who have a parent or spouse who has worked as a pharmacist, grocer or commercial traveller for at least 5 years (or has retired in the last 10 years) are eligible.
Up to £5,000 bursary.
Please see website for full details on how to apply.
UK students who have a home address in a specific area
Alderman Newton Education Foundation
For students under 24 who have a home address in the diocese of Leicester (City of Leicester and most of the county of Leicestershire).
You can apply for each year of study, but you need to do so 3 months in advance. For the application form and guidance notes please visit the website. Trustees meet monthly.
City of London/Tower Hamlets
Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation
For students under 30 who have a home address in the City of London or Tower Hamlets.
You can apply throughout the year. For the application form and guidance notes please visit the website.
Anguish’s Educational Foundation
For students who have a home address in Norwich or in the parishes of Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe or Corpusty.
Students under 25 who have a household income of less than £600 per week (£31,200 per year).
Please e-mail: email@example.com for an application form or visit the website for more information on how to apply.
Billericay Educational Trust
For students who have a home address within 6 miles of Billericay Basildon, Essex (includes Stock, Ramsden Heath, Ramsden Bellhouse and Noak Bridge).
For an application form please visit the website. Trustees meet in early July.
Closing date June
Bowlder’s Educational Foundation
For students who have a home address in the county of Shropshire
For an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org (please state Bowlder’s Educational Foundation).
For students who have a home address in Christchurch (Dorset) and outlying areas
For an application form, please visit the website.
Egham United Charity
For students under 25 who have a home address in Egham, Englefield Green, Egham Hythe, Virginia Water in Surrey.
For an application form, please visit the website. Trustees meet every six weeks.
Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation;
For students under 25 who have a home address in SL6 1-9 which includes Maidenhead and its nearby surrounding villages.
Please visit the website for further information.
Warwickshire (certain parishes)
The Hampton Lucy Educational Trust
For students under 25 who have a home address in the parishes of Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Wasperton and Alveston (including Tiddington) in Warwickshire
Please visit the website for an application form.
Meetings to consider applications take place on the second Tuesday in January, May and September.
Camden or Westminster
The Philological Foundation
For students who attended secondary school in Camden or Westminster and have a low family income.
Please visit the website for an application form.