If you are an enrolled student at Linacre and are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties, you can apply for hardship funding from the Linacre House Trust.
Before making an application, please ensure that you:
To apply for hardship funding from Linacre, please complete the grants & funding application form. Please note that the grants committee only considers fully completed applications, including all necessary evidence.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline for applications. Please note that it can take up to two weeks to consider your application; if you need your application to be considered more quickly, please contact the Academic Administrator.
Depending on the causes of the hardship you are experiencing, you may be required to provide specific forms of evidence:
If you are unsure of what evidence you need to provide, please get in touch with the Academic Administrator. If you do not provide sufficient evidence when you make your application, we will get in touch detailing the additional documentation we require.
Funding is allocated by the Linacre House Trust grants committee, who assess applications on a case-by-case basis and do not follow any strictly defined criteria when determining whether to offer financial support.
Decisions are principally made based on need, regardless of the reasons it has arisen. However, low priority is given to applications for unexpected costs which do not have to do with your wellbeing or ability to study.
There is no maximum amount of hardship funding that you can receive over your course, but your application will receive lower priority if you have already received financial support from the College, unless there has been a significant change in your circumstances since your previous application.
It is not possible to confirm the outcome of your application prior to its being submitted and considered by the grants committee.
There is no formal appeals process for Linacre’s hardship funding, but if you feel that there is new material information which could impact the grants committee’s decision or that your application was treated unfairly, please contact the Academic Administrator in the first instance.
Grants are typically limited to £500, but in exceptional circumstances can be up to £1,000.
An award, or part of an award, may be made as part of a loan, and the grants committee is free to determine the amount and type of any financial support that is provided.