COSARAF – Hardship Fund
Deadline to apply Open
Size of Grant £2,000
Fund Type Financial Support
About the funding

This fund aims to support individuals and families who are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, or rent arrears.

The following funding strategic priorities are:

  • Promoting strong and cohesive communities
  • Enabling young people to realise their potential
  • Empowering women and girls

The funding can go towards:

  • Household items/white goods and occasionally other items such as sofas or wardrobes
  • Basic living expenses
  • Work or education-related expenses (such as interview clothes, school uniforms, or laptops)
  • Rent arrears and Council tax arrears, but only where there is a clear risk of homelessness (for rent arrears involving a social landlord applicants should outline what support has already been offered to the tenant)
  • Contribution to immigration-related costs, where the current immigration status directly causes financial hardship to the applicant
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