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Carers Award

Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’ award of £1,000.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • you are a ‘Home’ student enrolled on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Northampton. EU and International students are not eligible to apply for this award
  • you must be responsible for the care of a relative due to disability, chronic/terminal illness, mental health problems or similar
  • you must provide care for this relative on a full-time basis
  • you must have been in receipt of Carers Allowance prior to enrolling on your course or be able to provide proof that you are a carer

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete a Carers Award application form and include supporting evidence. Applications for this fund in the 2019/20 academic year are open now.

Application form

The maximum award available is £1,000. If you are struggling financially, you may also be eligible to apply for the Financial Assistance Fund.

You may be eligible to apply for this award in future academic years, however this is subject to funds being made available and is not guaranteed. The Financial Guidance Team will contact all eligible students who have previously applied with further details.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the Carers Award in the 2019/20 academic year is 10 July 2020 (subject to funds remaining available).

If you have any queries please contact the Financial Guidance Team at


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