You can apply at any point in the academic year before the published deadlines.

You are encouraged to plan/review your budget early in your academic year so that, wherever possible, you can anticipate any difficulties and apply early. If you are a final year student whose course ends in June you need to ensure that we receive your application form with all relevant documents at least six weeks before the end date of your course.

All other students must apply by the July closing date advised on the application form.
For more information, including deadlines, go to the support funds webpage.