Hardship Grant Application

The AUSA Welfare Hardship Grants scheme was set up to assist students in hardship with the basic necessities of life.

Grants are closed until 2019

We do not pay for items like

  • Parking tickets & fines
  • Arrears from Finance Companies
  • Bad Debt
  • Course Fees
  • Membership Fees (Gyms/ Clubs)
  • Domestic & International Flights

Your Hardship situation or the bills that you need to pay must be

  • Short Term
  • Unexpected
  • Threaten your University Study

Eligibility

  • You have not already accessed the hardship fund within the current semester
  • You must be employed or seeking employment

What is the Hardship Grant Scheme?

AUSA’s Hardship Grant Scheme gives monetary grants to students who are experiencing severe financial difficulties.

Successful applicants will be granted up to $250 depending on their situation and need, or up to $400 if they are caring for dependents.

NOTE: Financial need must fall under one of the following four categories to be considered: food, accommodation, travel, medical.

Eligibility

You must be a University of Auckland student

You must not a member of the AUSA Executive or Staff

You must be employed, seeking employment, or be unable to do so

You must fill in this form completely with all relevant attachments, including a copy of your bank statement with all transactions for the previous two weeks

Assessment

Your application will be assessed by the AUSA Welfare Committee on your financial situation and whether it is

  • Short term
  • Unexpected
  • Threatening your university study

You will be notified by email of the decision within two working days

For help or more information, please contact

AUSA Welfare Vice President

Old Choral Hall G09

wvp@ausa.org.nz

If your situation falls outside the criteria or is an exceptional circumstance, we may still be able to help you. Please contact the Welfare Vice President for more information.

Grants are closed until 2019