Covid-19 Support Fund

Friday 22nd January 2021

We know Covid-19 has made the past year difficult for many of you.

We want to help and support you in and outside of your studies, and that’s why we’ve set up a Covid-19 Support Fund.

The Covid-19 Support Fund has been created to give additional financial support to students who have been negatively affected by Covid-19.

If you have experienced a significant reduction in income, have lost your job or are facing any extra costs due Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, you can apply for our financial support.

Am I eligible?

The Covid-19 Support Fund is open to all registered Bloomsbury Institute students.

You’ll just need to meet two criteria to be eligible:

  • Be a fully enrolled student
  • Your finances have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. This could be anything from losing your job or a reduction in your income through to facing extra costs, for example, an increase in your household bills or childcare costs.

This list is not exhaustive, so please apply if your situation and circumstances are not included in the list.

The Support Fund is intended to support unexpected costs as a result of the pandemic. However, we understand just how unpredictable life is right now and if you are facing circumstances which fall outside of these criteria, you can still apply by explaining your situation.

How do I apply?

To apply, simply raise an SSP to ‘COVID-19 Support Fund’.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 March.

Please make sure all fields are filled out correctly and you have attached all supporting documents which can confirm your circumstances.

Supporting documents should be uploaded in PDF format but can also be uploaded as screenshots or clear photographs.

Please do make sure all evidence is attached to confirm your circumstances.  We are unable to process your application without it.

What evidence should I include?

Example evidence can include:

  • Invoices/receipts
  • Overdue bills
  • Payment confirmation of Covid-19 tests
  • Payslips with letters confirming reduced pay/income
  • Most recent P45
  • Bank statements for all accounts held

This list may not cover all examples and we understand that you may need to attach different kinds of evidence.

What next?

Once we have received your application, we will respond via SSP with the outcome within 5-7 working days. This may take longer if any evidence is missing.

If your application is successful, the funds will be in your account on the Thursday after you receive the confirmation via SSP.

Where can I get more help?

If you have any questions at all about the Covid-19 Support Fund, or if you need help making an application, please contact the Finance team on financialsupport@bil.ac.uk or call 0207 0788 840.

You can also contact the Student Guild guild.manager@bil.ac.uk who can help you with your application.