Need financial help?

If you are having a hard time making ends meet then you might like to contact the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare team. They have some practical financial aids, such as:

If you are an international student, talk to a Student Development Advisor about the International Student Welfare Fund.
You might also find the following resources useful:

  • 0800 Hungry
    Food parcels delivered to your house
  • Christchurch Budget Service
    Free money management programmes
  • Christchurch City Mission
    Emergency food for those in need, budget advice and advocacy, and free emergency short term accommodation
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Budget and debt advice
  • Coping With Financial Stress
    A pamphlet for people who may be experiencing stress or mental health problems relating to financial hardship. It provides practical advice for coping with stress, solving problems, and looking after family during tough economic times. It includes information about the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and directs readers to support services if they need them.
  • Family Budgeting Services (Budgetline)
    A network of free, confidential and non-judgemental budgeting services. Freephone 0508 283 438 (0508 BUDGETLINE), Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Salvation Army
    Counselling and assistance with food, furniture and clothing is available from the Christchurch Office, Unit 9a, 166 Moorhouse Ave, phone +64 3 366 8128
  • Sorted
    Online advice and budgeting templates
  • Study Link
    Information about Student Allowances, Loans, Scholarships and Jobseeker Support Student Hardship