We will consider applications for students who meet all the following criteria:
Family status: Be a parent/carer with legal responsibility for a child/ children aged under 18.
Income: Be in receipt of one or more of the means-tested benefits listed below OR be an Asylum Seeker in receipt of an Application Registration Card (ARC).
- Income-based JSA
- Income-related ESA
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Pension Credit
- Council Tax Support
Please note: we will require evidence of means-tested benefits received such as a universal credit statement, showing the name of the applicant and details of benefits received that is less than 3 months old OR an Application Registration Card (ARC).
Residency status: Have right of residency in the UK or be an asylum seeker (overseas students are ineligible for grants from Family Action).
Level of study: Be studying on a further education course in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which is Level 3 or below, including pre-access and access OR be studying on a further education course in Scotland which is Level 6 or below, including pre-access and access.
Place of study: Be studying at a publicly funded Further Education College in the UK