Grants Scheme

If you’re on a low income and your Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis means you need support with your education, we may be able to help.

We regret that we no long offer Personal Grants, as the programme became an unsustainable limitation on our other services, such as funding research, offering helpline services, providing information, delivering Local Network events and supporting IBD nurses.

We continue to offer Education and Vocation Grants for schooling and retraining, as part of our growing support for young people.

We also continue to offer a Disability Benefits Service to help with applications for certain welfare benefits click here for more information, and our helpline staff can offer guidance on where to seek emergency financial assistance.

As always, we thank you for your support.

Educational & Vocational Grant 

You could qualify for an Educational and Vocational Grant to help you cover your education or training costs. 

These are payments of up to £800 that you can use for specific needs that arise as a consequence of having IBD.

The money can be used to cover costs such as:

  • Books and/or other course material/equipment
  • Tuition fees
  • Additional costs of university/college en-suite
  • Retraining courses

You have to be on a low income to be eligible.

How to apply

It’s easy to apply: Just download and read the guidance notes below, then fill in the application form:

You have a choice of how you would like to complete the form. The PDF version has to be printed and completed by hand and the Word version can be completed on line before being printed.  

The completed form should be sent to:

 Support Grants Assistant
 PO Box 334
 St Albans  AL1 2WA

Alternatively, you can email your application to

For any queries please call Julia Devereux (Support Grants Assistant) on 0800 011 4701 or email

You can also find out more by calling the Crohn's & Colitis UK Information Service on 0300 222 5700.

All information supplied by you will be treated by Crohn's & Colitis UK in confidence.

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