(in the UK) a social security fund from which loans or grants are made to people in need.
- ‘Now, the government is introducing health insurance - and part of the social fund buys insurance for farmers.’
- ‘Gallagher House Resource Centre are holding their annual ‘Aclare Walk’ to raise funds for their sports and social fund.’
- ‘The government should use the social fund to make loans to families until errors could be corrected, he added.’
- ‘The authors even want a much more generous social fund, that doesn't run out of cash, to give cheap loans to all the low paid so they can escape the loan sharks.’
- ‘We have no money in the primary care, prescribing, or social fund to pay for this service.’