Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Alfie's Hardship Fund

Alfie's Hardship Fund supports children and young people living in low income households who have been harmed by crime. The Fund works flexibly to provide food, clothing and IT items such as tablets and phones that enable children to keep 'connected' and able to access emotional and other support.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166103)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Many children and young people who are harmed by crime are doubly disadvantaged because they live in low-income, often single parent, households where budgets mean they are on the breadline. Alfie's Hardship Fund exists to provide immediate help and support to these young people. The type of support they can access depends entirely on what they most need in order to start the process of recovery - it could be emotional support or practical items such as clothing, or tech items.


We will invite referrals from our police and safeguarding partners who engage with the families of these children as a result of crime, recognising the need. We will also invite older children and teenagers to self-refer using our dedicated instagram account @chat2embrace.

  • Embrace hardship packages are flexible and tailored to meet the needs of individual children and young people harmed by crime. They are proving invaluable for families on the breadline and finding life a struggle. Sometimes it's the small things that make the biggest difference.

    — Sir Paul Stephenson