What can I apply for funding for?

  • We award grants for specialist equipment and the cost of accessibility arrangements which directly relate to your studies. By contributing to these costs we hope you are able to fully participate in your studies alongside non-disabled peers. 
  • The grant can help with things like the cost of assistive technology and software, mobility equipment, the additional cost of accessible accommodation, the cost of carers accommodation, sign language interpreters, note takers and other vital human support. You may have a shortfall after being awarded Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), or not be eligible to apply for DSA at all. This list is not exhaustive, but your cost needs to be related to your studies and something that you must pay to overcame disability-related barriers. We cannot provide grants to alleviate general living costs or financial hardship. 
  • In exceptional circumstances only, a grant may be provided to help with the cost of course tuition fees. To apply for help with fees you must be able to provide evidence that this request is directly related to your experience of disability e.g. you are unable to work due to the impact of your disability; you may have recently become disabled or your condition or impairment has worsened and as a result you need to retrain for a new career path, or if you are a UK student but your course is not eligible for student finance. 
  • Grants are awarded to a maximum value of £5,000.  
  • The cost must be for a future payment. We cannot award grants for expenses already incurred and will not reimburse you for these costs.  
  • Before applying to the Snowdon Trust, you should first seek all statutory funding that you are entitled to and ask your institution to put in place the reasonable adjustments that you need. Our grants are a last resort fund, not an alternative to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) funding.

Note that in line with DSA funding, we will not pay the first £200 towards a laptop award. In addition, we will not fund a mac upgrade unless you provide clear evidence that your studies will be impeded without it. Personal preference is not sufficient grounds for an application.