UCBC Access to Success Fund

Does your course offer extra-curricular activities? Are there events that you want to attend? Do you often struggle to find the money to participate?

The University Centre at Blackburn College (UCBC) is currently offering the 'Access to Success Fund’. This fund has been set up to help support students succeed whilst studying at UCBC.

The Access to Success Fund is a fund that students can apply to once per academic year to receive a grant up to £500* per year.

The funding can be used for:

  • Trips to support learning and general support to meet other financial costs
  • Purchasing specialist equipment for your subject area
  • Travel costs to and from work placements
  • IT Equipment
  • Books and Stationery
  • Activities to support your learning (e.g. conference attendance/mentoring opportunities etc.)

How to apply:

All eligible students will be required to complete an application form. 

The fund will open for applications on 1st November and close either on 31st May or when the fund is fully spent, whichever occurs sooner. The fund will therefore be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. 

An initial enquiry about the fund must be made to Student Finance at the drop-in service, so that an initial assessment can take place to check the student meets the initial eligibility criteria set out above. Where this is met, an application form will be issued which will include the means tested eligibility tracker. 

Advice on completion/submission of the form will be offered by the Student Finance Team.

View our Access to Success Fund Guide.

*Eligibility applies