Urgent Financial Hardship Grant

However big or small, your donation will provide a lifeline for students facing extraordinary financial hardships.

About the Urgent Financial Hardship Grant

ACU launched the Student Urgent Relief Fund to support our students through COVID-19. The response from our generous staff and supporters was truly remarkable and the outpouring of support demonstrated the compassion and resilience of the ACU community.

In 2021, the Student Urgent Relief Fund evolved into the Student Hardship Fund, with a continued focus on assisting students dealing with the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and other crises.

Since 2020, ACU has awarded 1,113 grants to students facing financial difficulties!

Your support matters now more than ever

Student hardship persists, and we recognise that there are students who require urgent financial relief. Situations such as job loss, housing instability, and food insecurity can significantly impact a student's ability to pursue their education and achieve their goals.

To address these pressing needs, the Student Hardship Fund has transformed into the Urgent Financial Hardship Grant. This financial aid is specifically designed to provide immediate support, empowering students to overcome their difficulties and ensuring their well-being remains a top priority. Your contribution enables us to continue making a substantial difference in the lives of our students during their most challenging times.

"I personally want to thank everyone who donated to the fund and made it all possible. The grant has assisted greatly with travel expenses, with a commute of over an hour, and uniforms. It has relieved me of so much stress and I can't thank you enough for the honour."

-ACU Student Hardship Fund recipient

"I am beyond grateful to be a recipient of the generous donation made possible through your generosity and cannot thank you enough for your support. When I realised that I had been successful in my application for the grant I was just honestly so grateful and utterly relieved, as it meant I was able to pay my bills and get back on my feet again, focus on getting my assessments done, preparing for my upcoming exams, and attending my flexible placement. Words cannot describe how grateful I truly am for your generosity as donors and hope you can know how much it meant to me and how supportive it was for me, in the hardship situation that I was in."

-ACU Student Hardship Fund recipient

Donate Today and Make a Difference

Your generous donation goes directly to where it's needed most and every dollar you contribute is swiftly processed, ensuring that no time is wasted in addressing the most urgent needs of our students.

Your support ensures that they receive the critical aid necessary to overcome financial hardships and continue their educational journey.

For more information, please contact ACU Advancement.

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