I applied to Hampton Lucy in 2010 for their grant to help with my monetary costs of going to university. I was genuinely surprised at the generous level of support that they were able to offer me throughout my 3 years at The University of Chester studying a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science.
Over the 3 years I used the support to assist with various expenses ranging from books and other university supplies such as sports specific attire, an external hard drive for my computer (something I would recommend for all students) and also my accommodation costs, specifically in second and third year. Finally I also used some of grant to fund my production costs of my third year dissertation (printing was not an insignificant cost).
I would highly recommend the Hampton Lucy Grammar School Fund as they made a significant financial difference to my time at university. I also feel that having the funding provided on a termly basis was a brilliant idea as it allowed me to budget throughout the year, and therefore if there were any unexpected costs e.g. a large heating bill during the winter, I knew I would have some money coming in above and beyond my student loan and part time employment.