Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Student Health Association Assistance Fund

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Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Service description:
The Student Health Association runs the Student Health Association Assistance Fund (Charity no. 253984). The fund helps students with disabilities to keep up with their studies. The maximum amount of each award is £500 and students must be involved in higher education on a full-time or nearly full-time basis.

The Student Health Association expects students to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance before applying to the Student Health Association Assistance Fund.

The application process:

1. You must first consult the Disabled Students Allowance web site to see if you are eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance.

2. If you are, then you must apply for Disabled Students Allowance and wait for the outcome before you can apply for a Student Health Association Assistance Fund bursary.

3. Students who are disabled but are not entitled to Disabled Students Allowance (either because they are ineligible or because they have been refused) are more likely to receive an award from the Student Disability Assistance Fund than students who are entitled to Disabled Students Allowance.

4. If you are eligible to apply for a Student Health Association Assistance Fund grant, you will have to complete an application form and the provide us with supporting evidence. If your application is incomplete, or if you do not deal with follow-up queries promptly, we will not consider it further.

5. Deadlines for applications are March 1st, June 1st and November 1st of each year. If you are eligible to apply for a Student Health Association Assistance Fund grant complete the application below and send us your supporting evidence.

6. After submitting your form please scan and send your supporting evidence to: shaaf@studenthealthassociation.co.uk

What supporting evidence will be needed:

• Medical letter from your doctor confirming your medical condition or disability, or - if appropriate - a dyslexia report. Note: Medical letter does not need to be detailed; copies of letters from specialists are acceptable.

• Supporting letter from tutor, welfare adviser, disability officer or equivalent from University. Note: The supporting letter must be dated, on headed paper from the University and confirm attendance on the course.

• Result of application for Disabled Students Allowance.

• The approximate cost of items for which you require funds (i.e. note-taking, signing, travel, etc). Note that these items should be extra to those needed by other students, i.e. your need for them should be because of your medical problem.

• You must state whether you have applied to and / or been granted funds from any other charitable organisations and whether you are receiving grants from any other sources, i.e. Disabled Students Allowance.

Follow this link to complete the application form.
Age range:
18 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Self Referral
Last updated on:
11/08/2017

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