Financial help available
Bursaries for needy pilgrims
Generous financial help is available to anyone who needs it to walk
Student Cross - and you don't event need to be a student. Simply
contact the Leg Leader for your preferred route and say that you'd
like assistance. They'll do the rest.
The Student Cross Association
The Student Cross Association (SCA) is a registered charity
(charity number 1019313) which exists to raise and disburse funds to
needy pilgrims to enable them to walk Student Cross.
The SCA provides two types of grants for
needy pilgrims walking Student Cross:
- General disbursement:
this is a set amount allocated to each leg on Student Cross
every year to help students/unwaged/low waged pilgrims. The
amount allocated is based on the number of needy pilgrims on
each Leg in the previous year and will usually act as a subsidy
to the full cost of the walk for students/unwaged/low waged
- Direct bursaries: Where
necessary, individual pilgrims can apply (via leg leaders) for
this extra bursary. It can help with things like travel costs to
and from the Student Cross pilgrimages, meeting the cost of
necessary equipment such as sleeping bags or waterproofs, or in
special cases, meeting the total cost of the walk for students
or unwaged pilgrims. If accepted, the bursary is made on the
individual pilgrim's behalf to their leg.
In special cases the SCA can also
provide loans to individual pilgrims or to a leg.
Find out more about regular giving and fundraising
Find out more about the SCA, including its committee, patrons and contacts