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5.1 Childcare Fund

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Access to Learning Fund The Government provides some support for UK students for expenses that are not already covered by other sources of financial help (such as childcare or unexpected financial crises that might otherwise cause you to abandon your course). Applicants are normally expected to have made provision for their basic costs by earning or by applying for appropriate loans, including Career Development Loans . Completed applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year; applications are considered within four weeks of receipt providing that you have completed the form correctly and enclosed all the required documentation. Application forms and guidance notes for ALF are available from the College Secretary.

PGCE Students’ Childcare Grant. UK PGCE students only may be eligible for a grant from their regional funding body. You should apply for the Childcare Grant when you apply to your regional funding body for financial support.

Patrick Heffernan Fund: Small hardship grants may be available to parents needing assistance with childcare costs from a Linacre College fund set up in memory of a former Domestic Bursar. Applications for support can be made through the Linacre House Trust (Hardship) using the form which can be downloaded here. If you need emergency support please see the Senior Tutor.