Deadline : July 31, 2020
Snowdon Trust is here to help disabled people to achieve their goals in Further or Higher
Education or vocational training towards employment in the United Kingdom. This program is eligible for all nations.
If you have a physical or sensory disability and are in further or higher education, you can apply to us for help with additional disability-related costs that are not fully provided for by available statutory funding.
We will not usually meet expenses that have to be borne by all students, such as fees or standard living costs (but we will occasionally help with fees if a student can provide justification that their need is directly related to their disability).
- Applicants must have a physical or sensory disability.
- Students of all nationalities may apply but must be studying at a college or university in the UK.
- A grant will not usually exceed £3,000 per year.
- Successful applicants may re-apply for support in future years, but continued support will be subject to a satisfactory academic or other appropriate reports.
- Candidates will declare all relevant financial and medical information, which will be kept confidential to the panel and administrators of the grants.
- The awarding selection panel usually meets in July and October, with applicants receiving results soon after each meeting. Acceptance of an award must normally be made within two weeks of a funding offer.
- Conditional awards may be made dependent on the results of examinations and other grant applications.
- Applications for retrospective funding will not be considered.
- The decision of the selection panel will be final. No further correspondence will be entered into about the panel’s decision.
- Repayment of the grant may be claimed if it has not been used for the purpose specified, or if grants/allowances are subsequently received from statutory bodies for the specified purpose.
We accept applications from February 1st to August 31st for funding for the academic year starting in September. Applications received by 31st May are reviewed by our July Panel. Later applications will go before our October Panel.You may apply online or can download an application form from the links on this page.
Please note: we are unable to put incomplete applications before our Panel for decision. For an application to be complete, in addition to an application form you will need to supply:
- Confirmation of your disability from your doctor or consultant (or an educational psychologist’s assessment if dyslexia-related)
- An academic reference from a current or previous place of study
- Personal reference (from someone who has known you for at least 3 years and is not related to you)
- Confirmation of a study place offer
- Evidence of costs for the support you are seeking
- A copy of your DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) assessment if applicable.