Higher Education Childcare Discretionary Fund


If you are a full-time student, this fund will assist you in meeting the cost of childcare whilst you attend University. The funds are paid in addition to any other forms of student support and you are expected to take reasonable steps to maximise your income and minimise your expenditure whilst undertaking your course.

If you are a part-time or postgraduate student, assistance for childcare costs will be considered from the SAAS Discretionary Fund.

An application form for 2019/20 can be downloaded here or you can get one from your local UHI college or research institution.

It is important to remember to provide the necessary evidence, along with your application form. PLEASE NOTE: photographs/screen shots are not acceptable due to insufficient quality. All evidence should be provided as a scanned or saved document, for example in PDF format.

Applications can only be made using an online form via your HUB/Student Journey account at the following colleges:

  • Argyll College UHI
  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • West Highland College UHI

Applications must be made at the UHI college or research institution where you are enrolled, or online via your HUB/Student Journey if that is one of the colleges listed above.

Your local student support team will provide help and advice in completing your application.