How to contact us

Department of Social Policy

2nd Floor, Old Building

London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

Hardship funds

For detailed information about School sources of funding, please refer to the Financial Support Office| website.

Undergraduate Welfare Fund

To help Department of Social Policy undergraduate students in financial difficulty by way of small grants or loans.  We envisage that individual loans and grants are likely to fall within the range of £50-£400.

Damian Roberts
, Departmental Manager|, Room OLD 2.54, Ext. 7345

The David Billis Student Fund

Grants will normally be made either to assist students with the cost of undertaking fieldwork for dissertations or theses or as a contribution to the expenses involved in taking part in academic conferences.  The maximum grant available for each application will be £500. There will a maximum of 4 grants awarded per academic year.

Applications for assistance from the fund can be made by current full- and part-time students who are registered for:

  • MSc Social Policy and Development
  • MSc Social Policy and Development (NGOs)
  • Post graduate research students studying civil society issues, within the Department of Social Policy

Further Information|

Application Form|

Dianne Josephs
Programme Administrator, MSc NGOs and Development|, Room OLD 2.46, Ext. 7476

Titmuss Meinhardt Hardship Fund

Available to all Social Policy students.  In proven cases of unforeseeable need or emergency, a student may apply for a sum up to an approved maximum from the Secretary of the Fund. Students are expected to approach the Financial Support Office before seeking help from this Fund.

Debra Ogden
, Deputy Department Manager| , Room OLD 2.50, Ext. 6169