Funding & Finance Resource Bank
University Funding Bank
The University offers various types of financial support. This includes the Durham Grant scheme, scholarships, the Instant Access Hardship Fund, the Student Support Fund, the Student Immigration and Funding Service, and the Student Employability Fund.
JCR Event Accessibility Fund
If you are on the Durham Grant, you can get a discount on your JCR dinner ball tickets. This includes Michaelmas Ball, the Feast of St Cuthbert, and Summer Ball. To access this fund, you can submit a reclaim form here with the email confirmation that you are on the Grant, and your dinner ticket confirmation. The discounts often change, so keep an eye on @cuthsjcr on Instagram for updates. For the Summer Ball 2023, the discounts are:
- If you receive £2,199 (the maximum) you can claim a 40% discount.
- If you receive £1,949 you can claim a 25% discount.
- If you receive £1,449 you can claim a 15% discount.
- If you receive £949 you can claim a 10% discount.
- If you are on any other level of the Durham Grant, we do not currently offer a discount.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
JCR Participation Fund
If you need financial help to cover the cost of a sport and/or society, you can apply to the participation fund to cover any costs associated with participating e.g. kit, subs, travel costs. Applications to this fund open twice each AY, first in Michaelmas term and then in Epiphany term. The application form will be publicised on Instagram, @cuthsjcr and @teamcuths, as well as the JCR Facebook pages and groups, so keep an eye out for application openings. For more information, look at the Funds Order. This is not a means tested fund. If you have any questions about this fund, don’t hesitate to email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCR Students with Disabilities Fund
If you need financial help with the costs associated with accessing support, e.g. GP letters, printing, postage, you can apply to the Students with Disabilities Fund. For more information, look at the Funds Order. You can access it by sending a receipt and a request for funding to email@example.com. This is not a means tested fund.
JCR Gender Expression Fund
If you need financial help to buy items which aid your gender expression, you can apply to the Gender Expression Fund. For more information, look at the Funds Order. You can access it by sending a receipt for the item and a request for funding to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a means tested fund.
University Student Support Fund
This is a central fund available to all students. You can use this if you need support with essential costs of being student e.g. accommodation, utilities, travel, clothing, and disability costs. You can access up to £7,500 through this fund.
University Student Employability Fund
This is a careers fund available to all students based on household income below £42,875 (as calculated by SFE). This fund can provide a contribution towards the cost of travel and/or clothing associated with attending external recruitment activities and employability development experiences.
College Emergency Loans
If a student finds themselves in an immediate need, the College can arrange an emergency loan to cover necessary costs such as food or rent. Please email Lydia Harris at email@example.com for more information.
Book Order Form
If you need a book and neither the Billy B or Cuth’s library has it, you can order it below free of charge:
CIS Borrow a Laptop
If you do not have access to a laptop or PC, you can borrow a laptop at the Billy B. There are also several PCs which you can use in the Cuth’s Library Computer Room.
College Bursaries and Grants
The college provides several bursaries, grants, and prizes. Please see the link below for more information.