Community Care Fund - Enhancing the academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs and financial needs pursuing post-secondary programmes
- The Commission on Poverty (CoP) approved on 27 March 2015 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund for enhancing the academic expenses grant for post-secondary students with special educational needs and financial needs in order to strengthen the support for these students for three academic years from 2015/16 to 2017/18. At its meeting held on 21 June 2018, the CoP agreed to extend the programme for three academic years from 2018/19 till 2020/21. The programme will continue to operate on its existing parameters.
- Each eligible student will be offered an additional academic expenses grant of up to $8,910 in 2019/20 academic year. The actual amount of subsidy receivable is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test of the Student Finance Office (SFO).