Living Cost Support Fund   

This document outlines the eligibility criteria for the University's Living Cost Support Fund, what was known as the Manchester Hardship Fund, how and when to apply and what you should expect once you have submitted your application.  

Key Information

  • Applications to the Living Cost Support Fund do not automatically receive an award. If successful however, the maximum award in exceptional circumstances is £2,000.
  • When you submit your application, you will be required to provide sufficient evidence of your unforeseen financial difficulty.
  • If successful, it could take up to 4 weeks to receive the result of your application. 
  • There are also alternative support options available which are covered in this document.