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

Student Health Association Assistance Fund - Grants

​​​​​

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Address:
Online Only
Service description:
Bursaries

The Student Health Association runs the Student Health Association Assistance Fund (Charity no. 253984 - est.1967). 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.

We expect 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.

Unfortunately we cannot respond to any telephone enquiries or give information about prospective or pending applications.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
18 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
Disability
Referral route:
Self Referral
Last updated on:
13/09/2016

 Also in this area

​Is this information incorrect?

If you are the provider of this service and your details are incorrect, please let us know by completing our online form.

If you need to register your service please fill out our online registration form.
The Local Offer Northamptonshire

The Local Offer Northamptonshire

about 18 minutes ago

Strategies for managing challenging bahaviour in teenagers

Sounds good -

View on Facebook

Learning Disability Week 2017

Learning Disability Week is here! We are supporting Mencap's call for more opportunities for people with a learning disability to get into good-qualit...

View on Facebook

Positive Parenting | Effective Child Discipline | 1-2-3 Magic Parenting

*SPECIAL OFFER* 123 Magic Parenting Course for up to 4 people brought to you in the home over two sessions lasting 2 hours. £175 If booked before 22 ...

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

Three courses about Autism for school staff on 29th Sept 2017, discount for Northampton ESCO CIC affiliated schools. Contact them direct for informati...

View on Facebook

Northants Learning Disability Partnership Board

View on Facebook

Autism Concern

View on Facebook
20/03/2017 13:21
some of the events we have been to and are planning for 2017, including 2020 and Summer Sendsation
21/12/2016 11:37
An opportunity to look back at the last year on the Local Offer
22/09/2016 10:07
This article was sent to us for our SNIX magazine about the secret joys of having a baby with Downs.
17/08/2016 12:02
Inspired by a summer of sport with success at Wimbledon and in Rio? There are plenty of sporting opportunities in Northamptonshire to join in with