Wananga landing Wananga landing

Support outside UC

12 September 2023

From accommodation and advice to budgeting and scholarships, there are lots of options for financial support outside UC. See what's available.



Emergency Accommodation – If you need emergency short-term accommodation, there are people you can talk to and places you can go.



Citizens Advice Bureau – A free advisory service with financial support information and budgeting and debt advice.



Christchurch Budget Service – Free money management programmes

FinCap – 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

Sorted - Online advice and budgeting templates


Food related

0800 Hungry – Food parcels delivered to your house



City Mission – The Christchurch City Mission is a social service agency that can provide immediate support, including emergency food for those in need, budget advice and advocacy, and free emergency short-term accommodation.

Salvation Army – Can provide accommodation support for a range of situations, and welfare support in the form of counselling and assistance with food, furniture and clothing.

Study link – You may qualify for a loan or allowance from Studylink, including assistance with urgent costs towards your bond, rent, car, food, bills and more.



UC Careers – If you need a job to help fund your study, talk to careers for help on job searching, CV’s and interview prep.

Student Job Search – Don’t know where to look to find a job? Check out Student Job Search.



UC Scholarships – If you’re looking for ways to fund your university study, be sure to check out the scholarships, grants and awards available.

Privacy Preferences

By clicking "Accept All Cookies", you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.