RREF launched our Hardship Fund campaign as the early stages of the pandemic were felt in the UK and it ran through to the end of 2020. With support from over 30 individuals we were able to raise a fantastic £16,329 that will enable us to support students affected by financial hardship.
“Due to the Covid-19 situation, I lost my part-time job. It was my only income, so I was worried about continuing my studies. The RREF Hardship Grant is helping me to get through this period.”RREF Hardship Grant Participant
Supporter Highlight: Hardship Campaign donation received company matched funding
£500 was given to support our Covid-19 Student Hardship Appeal. The generosity of Sara Lucas, CEO of Grosvenor Europe, has been matched £ for £ by her employer, as part of their match funding scheme. Their generous support of her gift could mean the difference between a student paying their rent or going hungry. Does your company offer a similar match schemer, as more companies than you think support their employees’ philanthropy.
If you would still like to give to support students in hardship, please head to our donate page here.