COVID-19 Financial Support Grants

With NSW experiencing increased restrictions as a consequence of the most recent COVID-19 outbreak, we understand that many students are experiencing significant financial hardship. In response to this hardship, UNSW will be providing COVID-19 Financial Grants for eligible students.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for COVID-19 Financial Support Grant you must:

  • Have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 situation. You must provide supporting documentation to demonstrate this (see below).
  • Be currently living in Australia.
  • Be currently enrolled at UNSW.

How to apply:

Apply Here

Key dates:

  • Applications open Friday 15 October 
  • Applications close Monday 1 November 5pm 
  • Outcomes released Friday 12 November 
  • Payment delivered three weeks after submitting bank details (estimate) 

Supporting Documentation:

Your application will need to demonstrate how you are currently experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 situation and are unable to meet your current daily needs.

You will need to include a personal statement that outlines your financial difficulties clearly and any unusual activity in your bank statement. This statement must clearly explain how you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

You should also include any documentation to support your statement, such as a letter from your employer, or your most recent payslips.

All bank accounts must be disclosed with the relevant transaction histories attached showing all expenses from the two months prior to your application. 

Bank Transaction History:

To apply for a COVID-19 Financial Support Grant, you MUST provide an official bank transaction history from ALL your banking institutions that show your spending and income from the past two months. You must include a transaction history for your daily transaction account plus all savings accounts, otherwise, you will not be eligible.

A transaction history is a record of all transactions in a given period and is available through internet banking. Your transaction history must be submitted in PDF form and include: 

  • The bank logo, 
  • Your full name  
  • A list of all transactions in the given period (the two months from submitting your application), and 
  • A running balance.

A screenshot of your bank account or proof of balance statement WILL NOT be accepted.

Instructions for downloading your transaction history for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ and NAB can be found below. 

Please note: Some banks, like ANZ and Citibank, do not allow you to download a transaction history for a specific date range, limiting your ability to show transactions for the two months prior to your application. In these cases please provide:

  • Bank Statements for the past two months and,
  • Evidence of your current balance and recent spending and,
  • An explanation in the personal statement or by email to explain.

Commonwealth Bank

Create a Transaction Summary 

You can instantly create an official letter confirming your transactions and account details for a period that you choose. 

  • Click on Statements 
  • Then Create summary 
  • Enter the relevant dates (60 days from the date you are requesting the summary)
  • Click Download your summary 

 

How to download a statement using the CommBank app:

Westpac

View Your Proof of Balance & Recent Transactions Report 

Use the Recent transactions report to show transactions over the last 30, 90 or 120 days. 

 

How to view your Proof of Balance in Online Banking:

How to view your Proof of Balance in the Westpac app: 

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Please note: ANZ does not allow you to download a transaction history for a specific date range, limiting your ability to show transactions for the last 60 days. In this cases please provide:

  • Bank Statements for the past two months and,
  • Evidence of your current balance and recent spending (a transaction history) and,
  • An explanation in the personal statement or by email to explain.

View Online Statements

  • If not already selected, select your account from the Account dropdown. 
  • Your statements will be listed in the “Statement issue date” section of the page 
  • View a statement by selecting the date or the download icon. Your statement will be displayed in a new window or tab. 
  • Save the relevant statements as PDF to your computer or print (optional) 
  • If your Online Statements do not cover the last 60 days of transactions, you may need to Order a replacement statement 
      • Select the View statements link from the home page.
      • Select your account by selecting the account name.
      • Select the Order a replacement statement link
      • Select your account from the Select account drop down
      • Enter the date ranges for which you would like to receive replacement statements (18 October 2020 - today)
      • Select your delivery option as email and enter your email address
      • Enter your contact details
      • Submit your request. Allow 2 business days to receive your statement. 

 

How to view transactions and statements in Internet Banking:

How to view your statements in the ANZ App:

National Australia Bank (NAB)

  • Save the relevant statements as PDF to your computer or print (optional) 
      • Go to your transaction history screen. 
      • Select your account 
      • Use the Show filter option to customise your list of transactions.
      • Select the export option located under the Show or Hide Filter Button. 
  • Alternatively, phone or visit your branch to request the required documentation. 

 

How to download a statement, your recent transactions, or a proof of balance document:

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