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
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