Updated Jun 16, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Given the growing impact of Coronavirus and our concern that young asylum seekers and refugees will be one of the groups most impacted, we have launched an Emergency Relief Fund to help support in the immediate health and well-being of the most at-risk and socially isolated young people.
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Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to £250Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited Kingdom
Focus AreasRefugees (Humanitarian Assistance)
The Emergency Relief Fund will support young refugees or asylum seekers aged 16 to 30 who are assessed as vulnerable, to help in the relief of destitution and poverty in general.

Our funds are limited, and priority will be given to young people receiving support from Hope for the Young who meet the Emergency Relief Fund criteria, in the first instance. However, the fund is open to external applications.

Young asylum seekers or refugees aged 16-30 years old based in the UK, who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support to help in the relief of social isolation and financial hardship during the Coronaviris pandemic.

Please note our funds are very limited however, we are committed to supporting young people for up to 12 weeks during the COVID-19 crisis with a maximum grant of £250.

Grant payments will be allocated on a case by case basis in order to respond effectively to young people’s needs. For example, this could be regular weekly or monthly payments for food or mobile phone top ups, or a one-off payment to buy a mobile device to help young people stay connected.

Here are some examples of things you can apply for:
Mobile credit and data packages
Basic smart phone
Essential utilities

Please note, we can NOT currently pay for:
Ongoing contracts with energy suppliers, mobile telephone companies or internet providers
White goods such as fridges, dishwashers, or washing machines
Families who are applying on behalf of their children who are under 16 years old
Applications for groups of young people

Application Directions

To apply, download the attached application form below by clicking on “DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM”, (if you are having problem downloading the file, right click on the link and choose Save As). Once the file is downloaded to your computer, complete the form, save it, and send it back as an attachment to pamela@hopefortheyoung.org.uk .


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