Society Hardship Fund

Apply for the Society Hardship Fund to support your Exeter experience.

Apply for the Society Hardship Fund to support your Exeter experience.

Society and Club Hardship Fund

The Students’ Guild and the Athletic Union supported by the generous assistance of Exeter alumni, is pleased to announce the launch of the Society and Club Hardship Fund.

It is a fund of £50 that can be spent on memberships to societies, sports clubs, stash and society/club events and activities.

The fund is eligible to any student who has been awarded the University Hardship and Retention Fund, comes from a widening participation background or is unable to join/take part in societies due to a financial barrier.

This fund will support those for whom money is a barrier to fully engaging with societies and clubs in the Guild and AU. 


Applying for the funding is simple. All you need to do is fill in the form below.

You will be required to submit evidence of being awarded the Hardship and Retention Fund, evidence of referral from the Widening Participation Coordinator from the Guild Advice Service or completion of a testimonial outlining why you need access to the fund.   


Put simply, nothing! All we ask in return for the financial assistance is that successful applicants write a few brief sentences in June outlining how the funds made a difference to their Exeter experience. Please email these to 




Which of the following applies?

Please attach the relevant evidence required based on your selection above:

Hardship and Retention Fund - Copy of confirmation letter for the Fund 

Widening Participation Referral - Copy of referral Email

Self Referral Testimonial - Testimonial outlining why you require the funding

What would you like to spend the fund on?

What happens next?

Your application will be reviewed and we'll let you know whether or not you've been successful.

If successful, we will confirm with you what you'd like to spend the funding on and purchase your society/club memberships, stash or tickets on your behalf.  

You don't have to spend it all at once, you can draw down on your funding at any point throughout the academic year. 

If you have any questions about this fund, please don't hesitate to get in touch via 

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University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 07217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ