Over a third of UCLan students come from working class homes and amongst them are individuals experiencing extreme financial or social hardship. The Harris Bursary Fund was established as a charitable fund through the University of Central Lancashire Foundation to provide emergency help and to prevent these students from dropping out of higher education. The help offered is limited but nevertheless provides the catalyst to help the students refocus and continue studying. Often all that is required is help with essential study related items such as text books and computer equipment. Over the last three academic years the Fund has successfully awarded help to 152 UCLan students. Read the case studies as an insight to the impact the Fund has on recipients.
The Harris Bursary Fund relies heavily on charitable donations - both personal and corporate. Donations to the Fund are eligible for Gift Aid and, for a limited period, Government Matched Funding. The University of Central Lancashire Foundation has full charitable status, however, is exempt from registration under the Second Schedule to the Charities Act 1993.
Remember that you have to have applied for the Access to Learning Fund before applying to the Harris Bursary.
Please note applications for 2017 have now closed.
In you need any support with the application process please contact us.
Telephone: 01772 892583 / Email: SFSTeam@uclan.ac.uk