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Cost of Living Fund

RCA & SU Cost of Living Fund is here!

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The Royal College of Art and Students' Union Cost of Living Fund will go live on 1st October 2023.

To apply click here from 1st October 2023


The Royal College of Art & Students’ Union Cost of Living Fund is available to the RCA Students of 2023/2024. It is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. It is a limited fund to assist disadvantaged students experiencing unanticipated and significant short-term circumstances, associated with the Cost of Living crisis in London. It cannot sustain students for the whole duration of their studies, and it cannot meet all expenses.

The current award is £50 worth of food vouchers. Please note funding is subject to availability and we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Please specify which supermarket would be your preference in the application below. Vouchers will be delivered usually within two - three weeks after applying.


The Royal College of Art & Students’ Union Cost of Living Fund is available to all students currently enrolled on a Postgraduate course or Graduate Diploma in 2023/24. 

It excludes students currently on a leave of absence

Applications will be on a first come first served basis. Applications must be received using your @rca email address. Applications made via secondary email addresses will not be considered. Applicants can submit a total of three applications across the academic year, and each applicant is eligble for up to 3 seperate payments.

Applications are based on trust. We trust you, as our students, to be honest and to only apply if you are in need.

Vouchers will be delivered via RCA email address. Please check your spam.

Please double check the email address you have inputted. If it is incorrect, it will significantly delay your voucher receival.