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Manage your social work bursary

It’s important that you let us know straight away if your personal circumstances change so we can keep your details up to date. This is especially important for postgraduate students as a change in circumstances could affect the amount of bursary you receive.

Once you have registered for a MyFunding account, you will be able to update:

  • personal details such as name, address and telephone number
  • bank details
  • contact details

You will need to contact us to inform us of:

  • a change to your course or university
  • a change in your course attendance, for example if there is a break in training or period of interruption

Postgraduate students also need to let us know about a change of:

  • relationship status
  • income relating to any means tested element of your bursary award
  • childcare arrangements

Change of course, university or attendance

Online: fill in the online form
Phone: 0300 330 1342

Find out about call charges.

Send us a message on either Facebook or Twitter @SWB_NHSBSA

Change of childcare costs or provider (postgraduate students)

Complete a new childcare allowance application form and post it back to us with a covering letter. You can access this form from your MyFunding account.

Childcare costs due to coronavirus

If your childcare provision is suspended temporarily and you incur costs for periods where childcare is not provided, you may be able to claim a refund through the Social Work Bursary.

You must be able to show that the childcare provider did not agree to waive the costs.

You should submit your childcare reconciliation forms for these periods as normal, along with:

  • a signed and dated copy of your childcare provider’s contract

Claims will be looked at on a case by case basis.

Request a current income assessment (postgraduate students)

You will need to complete this form if your income has, or is expected to, change. You can access this form from your MyFunding account. 

Change of relationship status

If you marry, divorce, separate or move in with a partner, you will need to inform us as this could affect your bursary entitlement.

Withdrawing from your course

If you are withdrawing from your course either temporarily or permanently, inform your university.

Then call us on 0300 330 1345 as soon as possible so we can hold any further bursary payments on your account to prevent an overpayment.

Find out about call charges.

If an overpayment has already been made, we’ll be in touch to discuss repayment options with you. If you’re due any bursary payment, these will be released once we have completed a withdrawal calculation.