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Cordwainers Hardship Fund

The Cordwainers Hardship Fund provides grants between £100 and £700 and is intended to help students who have genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties and are struggling with their living costs despite having received all financial support available to them. The Fund acts as a safety net for students in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Cordwainers Hardship Fund students must be:

  • Classified as Home students for fee purposes AND
  • Currently studying on the full-time BA Cordwainers Fashion Accessories: Product Design and Development or BA Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development course at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London in 2018/19 academic year

About

In common with other Livery Companies, the Cordwainers Company was, in the early and middle ages, responsible for the governance and quality control of its trade in the City of London and the education and training of craftsmen through the system of apprenticeships. This early involvement in education and training has continued to the present day.

The Cordwainers Hardship fund is intended to help students who have genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties and are struggling with their living costs despite having received all financial support available to them.  The Fund acts as a safety net for students in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income.

The Fund is open only to home students (overseas and EU students are not eligible to apply) to help them remain in higher education, particularly those students who need financial help to meet costs that cannot be met from any other sources of funding.

These bursaries are presented strictly on the basis of financial need and eligible students must satisfy the University’s hardship fund criteria.

Apply

There is no closing date for applications each year. Available funds are limited and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Receiving payment

Help

If you need help, please contact the Funding Team on 020 7514 8080 or funding@arts.ac.uk.