Financial Support from the Students' Union In addition to the funding available from UCL, the Students' Union has a variety of funds to support students in a range of situations. Sarah Douglas Hardship Fund The Sarah Douglas Hardship Fund can support students experiencing financial hardship. It is expected students will have first applied to UCL's Financial Assistance Fund if eligible. Student Activities Participation Fund Current enrolled students can apply to the Participation Fund for help with the additional costs associated with Student Union UCL clubs and societies. Gender Expression Fund Funding is available for students facing additional costs relating to gender presentation.