Applying for an Ataxia UK bursary
Ataxia UK has set aside some money for helping delegates in need to attend our conferences. The Bursary Scheme will reduce costs of attending a conference and will be allocated to help people with ataxia, their parents, or their carers, where a carer’s support is necessary.
To be eligible for a bursary, you must be in receipt of means-tested benefits. PIP and DLA do not apply. You will be asked in the form below which means-tested benefit you receive, and you may be asked for proof of this. If you are not in receipt of any of the options below, your application will not be able to be processed.
Please note that you can only claim one bursary per person per calendar year; if you are awarded a bursary for a regional conference, for example, you will be unable to apply for a bursary for the Annual Conference. Bursaries are granted on a first come first served basis in the event of over subscription.
What they will cover
Bursaries will reimburse against receipts: 50% of attendance costs and travel expenses. Travel expenses will include public transport or equivalent. Local taxi fares may be included if no alternative transport is available. Accommodation costs can be included if it is absolutely necessary for you to stay overnight.
How to Apply
Please complete all sections of the form. It is important to provide as much information as you can, so that your application can be dealt with speedily.
If you have a query or need help completing the form, please contact Ataxia UK via [email protected]
Who can apply for a conference bursary?
• Anyone with ataxia and their carer/partner who would like to attend the conference, and;
• is a Friend of the charity;
• is unable to afford the full fee;
• is a recipient of mean-tested benefits;
• is deemed to be in need of a bursary.
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