One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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