Find funding!

Firstly, have you checked the Directgov website to see if you are eligible for any financial help?  Find out more at

If you have children, you can also use this website to check that you are receiving all the benefits you may be entitled to.

Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving organisations, depending on your particular background and circumstances. Turn 2 Us grants search contains a database of over 3500 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants. Visit them at

Hotcourses is a website which can help you search for financial awards. It has the UK’s largest and most accurate database of educational opportunities. You can search online at .

Student Futures Support can also give you general advice about your options with regards to funding; you can email your enquiries to or call Chester / Warrington: 01244 511550 / 01925 534282

Financial Assistance Fund

Students at the University can apply to the Financial Fund (this is a non‑repayable grant) if they are experiencing financial hardship. Application forms and guidance notes are available on the ‘Money Matters’ pages on the University website.

Inspiring Futures

The University of Chester, like all universities, has an Access and Participation Plan in place which sets out how we, as an education provider, will improve equal opportunities for under-represented groups in higher education. Our exclusive Inspiring Futures programme provides additional careers related activities and support for eligible students.