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This page offers practical advice for students affected by the cost of living crisis.

Click on the buttons below to find a list of practical resources offered by the College and outside organisations, including access to free or very cheap food, grants to cover energy bills, and ways to cut other costs. 

For further information, support and eligibility on accessing the College's Discretionary Fund please go to the college website



External Support

Food Insecurity
Find a local Community Pantry here: for a small fee, you can access £10 - £15 worth of food, toiletries and household goods.

Foodbanks (no referral needed):

  1. Go Dharmic operate in Govan and Central Glasgow. They provide a large bag of non-perishable food, fresh vegetables, household goods and toiletries
  2. The Everlasting Foodbank is organised by a Christian community in Dennistoun
Foodbanks (referral needed):
  1. Trussell Trust SE
  2. Trussell Trust NE
Energy Crisis
  • Warm banks
  • Some students in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for the Warm Home discount, offering £150 off your bill. This can apply to electricity or gas depending on your circumstances, and you can still receive it if you have a pre-pay meter. Take a look at the website for more details.
Other Costs


Getting Support at the College


Food insecurity
  • Fuel Your Morning: free breakfast available at both City and Riverside campuses
  • Student Pantry: we have secured £7000 of funding to set up our Student Pantry which we aim to have fully operational by August 2023!
Energy crisis
Other costs

Live Sustainably

Take a look at the College’s Little Green Handbook below for suggestions to help cut costs by living sustainably, including:
  • Cutting travel costs by cycling to college: see how we can support you with cheap bikes, free repairs and maintenance, storage and changing facilities.
  • Energy-saving tips
  • Food and nutrition
Click here for more information about living sustainably.


Something missing? Let us know.If you know of a great resource that you want to share with other students, then please get in touch – we would love to hear from you.


City Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Second Floor
190 Cathedral Street
G4 0RF
t: 0141 375 5322

Riverside Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Ground Floor
21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB
t: 0141 375 5600

City of Glasgow College

Registered Charity No: SC036198

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