Statement from the SA

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Hardship Fund

All applications are assessed by Abertay Students’ Association. The data collected on this form will be used to assess your eligibility to receive an award from the Abertay SA Hardship Fund. This information will be stored securely and treated confidentially. The data will be held in line with the procedures set out in the Abertay Students’ Association Confidentiality Policy, which can be found at www.abertaysa.com

The Association will hold on to your application for 6 years for auditing purposes.

To apply, be sure to fill in the form provided below and send it in to hardship@abertaysa.com.

Download application form here

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this hardship fund for?

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This Students’ Association Hardship Fund is meant for students who are struggling financially due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Do I need to have applied to the University’s Hardship fund before applying to this one?

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Yes, however, you do not need to have succeeded in getting those funds to apply for this fund.

Do some students receive priority, in the event of large amounts of applications?

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Yes, due to the limited amount of funds available to the Students’ Association, priority will be given to Nursing/Care Students, EU/International Students/Asylum Seekers and students who will have been directly referred to us by University services. This is because their ability to access funds and help from welfare services is more limited.

Up to how much will I receive?

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Due to the limited amount of funds available to the Students’ Association, this fund is destined to small, emergency instances of hardship. The absolute most we will be able to give a student is £300, though this will depend on the number of applications and could be lower.

How long does the process take?

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Due to the situation with Covid-19, we’re not in a position to guarantee a firm timeframe by which applications will be processed. However, we will be doing our best to process applications as fast as possible. Once an application is approved, funds will be sent to you on the following Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Am I required to take an interview for this application?

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Yes, an interview with one of our coordinators is a part of the application process.

How do I apply?

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To apply, be sure to fill in the form provided above and send it in to hardship@abertaysa.com.

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