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The COSARAF Charitable Foundation

Grants, generally of up to £500, are available to families and individuals across the United Kingdom that are facing financial hardship and who have exhausted all other options for financial support. Please note that applications must be made by an eligible third-party organisation on behalf of a family or individual.

Who can apply: organisations such as a registered charity, a housing association, a statutory agency or a school on behalf of a family or individual.

Key words: Cost-of-Living, Financial Hardship, Poverty, Home Essentials, Rent and Council Tax Arrears, Education, Employment, Immigration, Families, Individuals, United Kingdom.

The COSARAF Charitable Foundation was established in 2007 by Haroon and Farouq Sheikh, together with the extended Sheikh family, to benefit communities and individuals in the UK and abroad. The Foundation has the following overarching priorities of:

  • Empowering women and girls.
  • Enabling young people to realise their potential, and
  • Promoting strong and cohesive communities.

The Foundation’s Hardship Fund is a cost-of-living fund designed to support families and individuals across the UK who are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, or rent arrears.