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 even need
to be a student in Higher or Further Education.
Simply tick the box asking for SCA
support when booking online for Student Cross and you’ll be
contacted by the leader of your preferred leg/route for further
details. They'll do the rest.
If your financial circumstances change
after booking and you need help, you can still ask your leg leader
about a bursary at any time before or during the pilgrimage.
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:
- Fixed grants:
These are given annually to help students, unwaged or low
waged pilgrims. The amount given is determined each year by the SCA
based on available funds and acts as a subsidy to the full cost
of the walk for students/ unwaged/ low waged pilgrims*. For
Easter 2017, these fixed grants are £65 per student/ unwaged
pilgrim and £30 per low waged pilgrim. For Easter 2017, the SCA
trustees have also approved
new grants to support families who need
financial help to take part in a family leg of Student Cross.
All grants are made on
behalf of qualifying pilgrims directly to their leg, allowing
the leg to charge lower fees for unwaged and low waged pilgrims.
- Direct bursaries: Where
necessary, individual pilgrims can apply (via their leg leader)
for this extra bursary. It can help with things like travel
costs to and from 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 will be 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.
*Please note, the advertised price
for Student Cross to be paid by unwaged or low waged pilgrims is
calculated to be roughly the full cost minus the SCA fixed grant.
Find out more about regular giving and fundraising
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