How we support you

Up to £1,000 per term

To support your finances while you focus on your studies.

Helpline advice

Available 24/7, the helpline is totally independent and confidential.


When you need someone to talk to, help is on hand.

Online wellbeing resources

To improve both your financial and personal resilience.

We're committed to supporting our future civil engineers.

We understand that it can be difficult to manage financially whilst you are studying.

For those with additional challenges, our Disabled and disadvantaged student scheme can provide financial support through a termly grant.

If you are a disabled or disadvantaged student member of the ICE and feel as if your finances are affecting your studies, please get in touch.

Living with disability

If you have a recognised or diagnosed disability, we may be able to provide financial assistance.


Each case is considered on its own merits. "Disadvantaged" may include:

- those with dependants, especially lone parents

- those estranged from their parents

- those who have lost their initial source of funding

A helping hand

The Ben Fund is here to help if you're struggling to make ends meet.

Our grants of up to £1,000 per term could be put towards your living expenses, travel, equipment costs or course materials.

Your tuition fees must already be covered to qualify for the scheme. 

Applications can be made at any time during the academic year.

Find out if you are eligible for this service

Diana Martinez V4
I had university exams that I couldn’t jeopardise with full-time work.
Diana - Member

I found myself in a very difficult position as I was finishing university. Living expenses after moving to London cleaned my savings quickly before I was able to start my job.