Leeds Hardship Fund

The Leeds Hardship Fund (LHF) is a university funded scheme for UK students and PGRs who are facing genuine or unexpected financial hardship to help towards the payment of essential living costs.

We recognise that students and PGRs could be dealing with a range of unexpected financial pressures, such as parental/family contributions stopping, your student funding package not covering essential living costs, a reduced income/loss of job/unable to find paid employment, or other unexpected costs related to Covid-19. In response we have made a number of updates to the 2020-21 LHF assessment process, including the removal of any assumed income, acknowledging current employment difficulties; removal of rent/accommodation ceilings, so actual housing costs are included within the assessment; the maximum award has increased to £4,000. .