Financial Support

If you receive free school meals, make sure the college has an up-to-date email address for you and that you are regularly checking your emails. We want to be able to support you during this time.

Harrogate College understands that financial barriers can prevent students reaching their potential in education. We strive to remove these barriers by offering our students the support they need.

Should you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for support with travel, meals, childcare and the cost of equipment, kit, residential and educational visits.

To find out more about the different funding streams and eligibility criteria, read our Learner Support Fund Policy .

Click to view Student Financial Support Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I apply?

Shortly after you have enrolled, a unique application form will be sent to the email address you supplied at enrolment. If you do not receive this email, please email for a new link to be resent. Once you have completed the application, it will then outline what evidence you will need to bring and where to take it.

Please note, funding and financial support is only available to students attending college for five hours or more per week. Only students attending two sessions or more spanning a meal break per day, or students who attend college five hours or more per day, are eligible for meal support.

Please refer to our Student Privacy Notice, which details what information we collect from you, why we process your information and who we share the information with in line with Data Protection Legislation.


Students have the right to appeal a decision. This must be in writing to the Student Funds Manager within 21 days of receiving confirmation of an award or a rejection. The letter should set out the reasons for the appeal plus any further evidence to support the appeal. The decision of the Student Funds Manager will be given in writing within 14 days.