Student Welfare Fund
UCD SVP provides an emergency form of welfare for UCD students who suddenly find themselves in any sort of financial difficulty. This fund was set up in 2009 and today plays a vital role in providing welfare in the form of financial assistance to UCD students. The fund gives students another place to go to talk about and seek advice on any financial problems they may find themselves in and solely deals with short-term financial difficulties. We closely work with the UCD Student’s Union Welfare Officer as they primarily deal with long-term financial cases.
Our own Welfare Officer holds weekly meetings Thursdays from 14:30-15:30 with our Senior Treasurer, student advisor and chaplain Leon Ó Giolláin, where UCD students in urgent financial difficulty can apply in strict confidence for immediate assistance from our welfare fund.