At the Students’ Union we want to reduce the barriers to engaging in the social aspects of University life. The Access to Recreation Grant has been set up to reduce financial barriers, so you can make the most of your university experience.

Students can claim up to £100 (in advance or after spending) towards. Such costs may cover, but are not limited to:

  • Travel costs to social events and activities organised by the University or Students’ Union (SU) that meet the goals of the student group
  • Food costs that may be incurred as a result of unsociable event hours
  • Subsidising end of year balls
  • Joining SU societies and groups which have membership fees
  • Purchasing equipment necessary for joining SU society activities (for example, team kit)
  • Joining RAG (Raise and Give) challenges which have admin fees
  • Trips that meet the goals and purpose of the society
  • Gaining relevant documentation to participate in activities (e.g. overseas criminal records checks that require payment)

You must meet at least one of the following criteria to apply.

Those in receipt of the following financial assistance:

  • Article 26 Scholarship
  • The Manchester Bursary, The Foundation Year Bursary, The Undergraduate Access Scholarship
  • Grundy Educational Trust
  • Leverhulme Scholarships
  • Nursery Subsidy
  • Manchester Master’s Bursary
  • Manchester Living Cost Support Fund
  • Postgraduate students who were in receipt of the Manchester Bursary
  • International students in receipt of Equity and Merit Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Access Bursary

Those who fit one or more of the following:

  • Living at home/Commuter students
  • Students with a disability
  • Student who are parents or carers
  • Estranged students
  • International students facing additional costs due to immigration status
  • Care leavers
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