Student Hardship Fund

Meeting the urgent needs of LSE students during the COVID-19 pandemic

You have no idea how much I appreciate this and how much it will help me get through this difficult time.
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Our Hardship Fund provides immediate financial support to students acutely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, more than ever, a gift to this fund helps offer solutions for LSE students in this most uncertain and challenging of times.We are prioritising the increasing number of queries from current students who urgently need financial assistance.

These include:

  • living or accommodation costs
  • technology to continue their learning online
  • financial capacity to ensure their next year of study
  • funds to travel home

At present, the financial awards we are granting to students most in need are ranging between £500 and £3,500.

I would just like to say thank you so much for all your help. I am immensely grateful to be awarded this financial support


Thank you for understanding my financial difficulties and providing the grant.

We are extremely grateful for the interest that the LSE community of alumni, friends and supporters has shown in supporting our students. Thank you for helping to make an immediate difference to our students’ urgent financial needs.

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