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  • Scholarship Search Information on scholarships with a search facility available to find extra funding depending on subject area, organisation and other requirements
  • Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) Disabled Students' Allowance provides information on types of support available once the students have applied through Student Loan Company.
  • Child Care Grant Information on eligibility for extra support for full-time higher education students with children.
  • Grants for Dependants – Childcare Grant Find out about the extra help available to help students who have dependent children pay for childcare.
  • Inspire Me! App for Care Leavers The Inspire Me! app has been developed by care leavers, for care leavers. It enables former care leavers who are now living independently and learning or working, to share their positive stories. Users can upload their own stories and build up a bank of their favourites for future reference and inspiration. The app is available for free download on all devices from the app store and iTunes. It can also be accessed online at
  • NNECL Higher Education Activities and Resources for Care Leavers, Children in Care and Those Who Support Them
  • Unite Foundation Scholarships - Raising Aspirations The Unite Foundation is a charitable trust which specialises in transforming the lives of young people by enabling access to higher education. The Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme provides free accommodation to undergraduate students for the duration their studies, and an annual Cost of Living allowance of £3,000 (rising to £4,000 for students in London). Some 120 students are currently benefiting from a Unite Foundation Scholarship.

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