Terms and conditions

  • Students must be under the age of 25 years
  • Students must be long term residents of the City of Birmingham and must live within the boundaries of the City of Birmingham
  • If eligible, students must supply evidence that they are in receipt / have applied for a student loan
  • All student must demonstrate that they have applied for a Student Maintenance Loan and a Tuition Fee Loan  from Student Finance England.  All Post Graduate Students must demonstrate  that they have applied for a non means-tested Student Maintenance Loan https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
  • Application forms must be accompanied by a report from your college/university on your progress during the previous academic year (where relevant)
  • Students attending their first year of college/university will be required to provide evidence from the college/university proving that they have been offered and have accepted a place on the relevant course.
  • Grants cheques will not be issued unless the trustees have received a tutor reference set out on college/university headed paper
  • All references from college/university must be provided on college/university headed paper – emails from tutors will not be accepted
  • Applicants must attend a short interview with the Trustees prior to any grant being considered
  • Only one grant per applicant can be applied for in any academic year
  • Grant cheques will only be issued to the student applying and not to a parent or guardian or other third party
  • Application forms must be completed by and signed by the person applying for the grant.