Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
|Award Applicable for Academic Year||on going|
|Level of Study||Undergraduate
|Mode of Study||Full Time|
|When to apply||Post enrolment|
|College Members||All Colleges|
|Value of Award||Grants are typically up to, but not exceeding £1,000|
Churches Together In Britain and Ireland was set up in 1990 by the former Churches Commission for International Students, to assist full-time international students, irrespective of their race, gender or religion, who are already in Britain and Ireland and who are facing unexpected financial problems during the final stages of their course. It is administered ecumenically on the basis of agreed criteria.
Awards are made to students already in Britain or Ireland from developing countries, who intend to return home after their current course and can show that their qualification will benefit such countries.
Awards are made to applicants undertaking full-time first degree or postgraduate studies lasting a minimum of one academic year.
Awards are made to students who are within 6 months of finishing and who can show that their financial problems are unexpected and that a small grant will enable them to complete their course and graduate.
Applicants normally excluded from consideration within the Hardship Fund are:
Decisions on grants are made three times a year, in February (for studies finishing April-July), June (for August-November), and October (for December-March). To allow for correspondence and processing of applicantions in preparatin for these meetings, requests for forms (including postal address) should be made respectively by mid-December, mid April and mid August at the latest.
All grants are made at the discretion of the Hardship Fund Committee. The level of funding is dependent on funds raised for this purpose. Grants are typically up to, but not exceeding £1,000; the same person is not funded twice.
Potential candidates who, in the light of the above criteria, believe themselves eligible should email the Application Secretary