You may be eligible for the following:
- Emergency financial grant for students impacted by self-isolation/quarantine requirements or job losses. This grant is for essential living or study expenses related to food, healthcare, textbooks and materials (non-tech) for study up to the value of $100.
- Technology grant to support students in pursuing studies that have transitioned to digital platforms (e.g. voucher to support the purchase of a WiFi dongle up to the value of $100).
- Crisis housing support for students who have encountered hardship as a result of the loss of paid employment. Rental assistance grants up to the value of $500.
- Ongoing financial hardship grant for students who have already applied for one or more of the above grants and are experiencing ongoing financial hardship. This grant has a separate application process and students will be contacted directly by VU to apply. If you have not been contacted already and are experiencing ongoing financial hardship due to COVID-19, please email [email protected] to express your interest in applying. Do not use the application process below for this grant. This grant is up to the value of $500.
These one-off grants will be assessed individually, taking into consideration other grants and support that are already available through existing VU services and programs (e.g. emergency welfare aid, student loans), government schemes, and other funding bodies.
If you are successful, payment will be made as digital vouchers or issued via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to your bank account, within 5 days of approval.