£200k raised for COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund

Alumni and friends of the University of Liverpool have generously donated £200,474 towards the University’s COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund.

The Fund launched as part of the wider COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign which has raised more than £459,000 in support of world-leading research into coronavirus and its treatment, as well as supporting students facing unexpected financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.

Alumni and friends were quick to respond to the urgent appeal, providing emergency grants, bursaries, and access to education to students in need.

The pandemic has had a large impact on our student community. Many students reported the loss of part-time jobs, a drop in family income and increased costs associated with home learning.  The Fund has supported more than 200 students to date.

Through the COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund, we were able to respond to the immediate needs of our student community. Now we are looking to the future. We know that the effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact our students in many ways, and it is for this reason we are expanding the areas of support. Find out more here.

Additional support

In response to the impact realised by the Student Crisis Support funding and the increased need within our student community, in December the University announced an investment of an additional £1million in support of student hardship. These funds are in addition to the offer of a rebate of term time accommodation fees in the months of December 2020-March 2021 if students choose to be away from their halls of residence for an extended period. The University has also been able to secure £95k from the Office for Students, again in support of student hardship. This additional support will greatly increase the University’s ability to support every student who has been financially affected by the pandemic.