Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Published date: 
Sunday, 3rd May 2020

This charity has set up an emergency relief fund in response to the growing impact of coronavirus/COVID-19, to support young asylum-seekers and refugees during the pandemic.

The funding is intended to support the immediate health and well-being of young asylum seekers and refugees during the current crisis, and to help to relieve destitution and poverty in general. 

Grants can be used to cover essential costs such as:

  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Essential toiletries
  • Topping up gas and electric metres
  • Pay as you go mobile phone credits and data

Grant payments will be allocated on a case by case basis depending on young people’s needs. For example:

Regular weekly or monthly payments for food or mobile phone top ups.
A one off payment to buy a mobile phone to help young people stay connected. 

Grants of up to £250 are available to support young people for up to 12 weeks during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information click here