HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has relaunched a national Hardship Fund for people living with HIV in severe financial need.
The Hardship Fund has been split into three distinct funding streams. These are the:
- Necessity Fund which offers payments of up to £150 to those who need help with day to day essentials, such as food, heating, or winter clothing.
- The Transition Fund which offers payments of up to £250 to those requiring one-off support during a major life change, such as moving to a new area or waiting for a new job to start.
- The Family Fund which offers payments of up to £150 to families, where a parent and/or a child has HIV. The Family Fund is designed to support families to meet one-off expenses, similarly to the Transition Fund.
Applications can now be made through one of over fifty referral gateways across the UK, selected to represent a wide geographical spread and cover areas which have, historically, shown the greatest need.
A full list of referral gateways can be found on the Terrence Higgins Trust website.
Applications may be submitted at any time.