West Lothian College Launches Anti-Poverty Fund

West Lothian College has today launched a new anti-poverty fund for students aged between 16-24 and who are in further education (NC,NQ,SVQ up to level 6).

The fund has been established in order to provide support for those experiencing financial hardship during the cost of living crisis. The maximum award that can be distributed is a total of £200, which can be used to help out with rising energy costs, equipment required for your course, Wi-Fi, travel expenses and resources.

This fund will be means tested and as a requirement, students must provide physical evidence of their current financial situation in order to be eligible for the award. If a student has been refused a Scottish Welfare Fund Grant from the DWP, they can also apply for this fund.

If you or someone you may know wishes to apply for this fund, please e-mail bursaries@west-lothian.ac.uk in the first instance to receive an application form.

Click here to find out more about the various types of funding available to students during the current academic year.