Union of Brunel Students COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund

A project by: Brunel University London

pledged of £15,000 target
2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you for all your support! We have now awarded £6,990 in hardship funds to assist 29 students in need - please read on to hear the impact of your generous donations have had on providing direct financial relief for our students in crisis.

A student awarded £150 for food: 

“I would like to personally thank each and every person who has contributed to the Brunel Union Hardship fund. This grant has been very helpful especially for me for buying groceries and other basic daily needs. I understand that it is a very difficult situation for everyone due to this pandemic, in spite of which you have been very kind and generous to donate to this fund and help us, students. I would also like to thank the Union for taking the time to guide each student through this procedure. “

A student awarded £500 for rent:

“The fund really helped me financially, I really appreciate the people who made it possible for people to get this fund. Thank you to everyone who contributed to help.” 

A student awarded £150 for food: 

“Firstly, I would like to thank the Brunel Student Union for giving me hardship fund during this hard times. I was facing some financial issues and my parents were not able to fund me due to the lockdown and I was hardly surviving by the food left by my flatmates. Finally I got the hardship fund and then I was able to purchase food for more than a month. The initiative taken by Union of Brunel Students’ to start this fund is a great step towards helping students in these times and I would also like to thank people for their support in the Emergency Hardship Fund.”

A student awarded £500 for rent:

"When I moved to continue my studies in London, I was expecting that I need to be very careful and cautious with everything I spend. However, I was not expecting to find myself in a place where I do not have a job and money to pay my rent or even to be worried about what I will eat in the next week. After I moved closer to university, I quit my job because it was too far away, but shortly everything closed due to COVID. I applied to plenty of jobs during quarantine, but without any success. I was relieved and deeply grateful for the help I received. Hope that in one day I will be in a position in which I can help! Thank you for everything!"


3 weeks, 6 days ago

"The Union of Brunel Students’ would like to thank every one of you for your kind and invaluable contributions to the Union of Brunel Students Covid-19 Emergency Hardship Fund.

The support has been overwhelming and we are so grateful for every donation that has been made so far.

We are happy to announce that from this week applications are open, meaning we are able to support our most vulnerable and in need students from now. We have received numerous applications and have made 10 awards totalling £2450 for rent, computer equipment, and food for students who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak.

This Fund will be a lifeline for many Brunel Students’ so once again, thank you!"

-- George, Vice President for Student Activities, Union of Brunel Students