If you are willing to put a bit of effort in advance you may find yourself some financial support from a number of sources. Making a successful application is not easy and the process can often be long, confusing and strenuous, so start looking as early as possible.
Eligibility for grants, bursaries and scholarships can depend upon if you are a home or international student, in full or part-time study, or if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate so check guidance carefully. If you are unsure about your eligibility for an award then contact the provider directly for clarification.
You may find these links useful:
Turn2us has a useful search tool to help you find available grants.
Scholarship Hub has an extensive list of grants - you will need to create an account to access their grant search but this is free if you only want to use their basic search.
Jobs.ac.uk have a check list of possible funding sources.
DSC online databases.
Family Action grants for low-income households.
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship offer funds for students who wish to study abroad. Most scholarships are restricted to certain geographical areas so check carefully.
Aspiring Solicitors Foundation - provides financial support (including part-funded scholarships, laptops, travel, books & clothing) to aspiring solicitors from lower-income backgrounds to help them enter the legal profession. Follow the link to their website to see their criteria and how to apply.