Student Support, Health and Wellbeing administer Canterbury Christ Church University’s Access to Learning Fund (ALF), which provides discretionary financial assistance for UK students to access and remain in higher education.
Undergraduates must have applied for their maximum student funding entitlement and have received the first installment before submitting an application.
ALF monies can be awarded as a Short Term Loan of up to £400 in instances whereby receipt of student funding is delayed. Alternatively, ALF can be awarded as a grant. The amount awarded will depend on your individual circumstances and the number of applications received throughout the year.
It is important to note that ALF is intended to act as a safety net for those in financial difficulty, rather than a main source of income.
Applicants for ALF must be a ‘home student’ registered on an undergraduate course - either full or part-time, including part-time distance learners following a higher education course, including sandwich courses and any periods of placement or study abroad.
CCCU gives priority to particularly vulnerable groups of students when deciding how to allocate the funding.
How to apply
Students must meet with a Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser who can assist them with their applications and advise on the most appropriate funding option.
For further enquiries or to make an appointment, please contact the Student Support and Wellbeing team.