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Alfie’s Hardship Fund – Practical Support

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Many families we support are doubly disadvantaged  – struggling to cope with the after effects of their experiences and living in poverty.

Alfie’s Hardship Fund was set up at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to help families harmed by crime and struggling financially because of the lockdown restriction. It was so successful it is now a permanent service offering every day essentials to families who need a little help to get back on their feet.

We provide fully flexible support to young victims and witnesses to crime to help them and their families rebuild their lives. From food and clothing vouchers to school equipment, toys and mobile phones we provide what you need to put your life back on track.


Alfie’s Hardship Fund Practical Support is available for families who have been harmed by crime and who are living in poverty. 

We accept referrals for children directly or indirectly affected by crime. For example, a child impacted by sexual abuse plus their siblings.

Referrals for Alfie’s Hardship Fund Practical Support are invited from our police partners – Family Liaison Officers, Victims and Witnesses Hubs and Sexual Abuse Referral Centres for children and families in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater London, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Dyfed-Powys.  

Other areas are being added and you can check our website for updated information.

For guidance on eligibility please contact us on: 0345 60 999 60

How to refer

To make a referral, please complete our online referral form making sure to choose ‘Alfie’s Hardship Fund – Practical Support’ in the drop-down menu.

Please complete one form per family you wish to nominate.

We’ll verify and confirm your nomination, contacting the family directly for the items they need to put their lives back on track.

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Alfie's Hardship Fund

If you would like to donate to Alfie’s Hardship Fund you can do so by clicking on the “Donate” button below.

All monies raised go towards helping young victims of crime who are struggling to cope with the after effects of their experiences and who are living in poverty.