Definition of hardship fund in English:

hardship fund


  • A sum of money made available for people experiencing severe financial difficulties.

    ‘the union has donated £10,000 from its hardship fund to help support the striking members’
    • ‘The union has taken out a loan of £45,000 to establish a hardship fund.’
    • ‘The hardship fund announced on April 16 allows endangered small businesses to save up to £1, 250 in emergency rate relief.’
    • ‘Apply to your college for extra help in the form of hardship funds.’
    • ‘The money is vital to sustain the hardship fund.’
    • ‘Students are being offered help from a record £1.7 million hardship fund to cope with costs of further education.’
    • ‘Asked how a hardship fund would be administered, he said that the department had sufficient expertise to devise a scheme.’
    • ‘We are collecting for the firefighters' hardship fund.’
    • ‘The stallholders who did put up stalls set up a collection for the strikers' hardship fund.’
    • ‘Families who find themselves below the poverty line can apply for a payment from the hardship fund.’
    • ‘Further cash will be available through individual colleges' existing hardship funds.’