The corona crisis poses many challenges to our society. Right here on our doorstep, it has plunged some international students in particular into an extremely precarious situation. Imagine being stuck virtually all day every day in a small student room, alone, far away from your loved ones. The bar/restaurant/company where you have a student job is closed, existing provisions by the state are inadequate and your parents are not in a position to help financially. You are desperately trying to stretch what little money you have left to make ends meet. But you barely have enough to cover your basic needs, such as shelter and food...This dire situation is currently a reality for some students, who are, understandably, very concerned about their future. Maastricht University is working hard to help wherever possible and to prevent the situation from escalating. But in some distressing cases, the need for financial support is acute. These students urgently need help to tide them over for the coming months and provide them with a semblance of financial security.Join us in taking action!Maastricht University and the University Fund Limburg/SWOL are joining forces to ensure that students in a very vulnerable financial situation get through the corona crisis. We urge you - students, employees, alumni, foundations, companies and anyone else with a sense of shared commitment to our university - to join us! As part of our Maastricht family, they deserve our help. Many of these students have already shown much support for others in these challenging times, now we can do something for them.If everyone were to give a small amount, we would already be able to help multiple students. Let’s do it!Funds will be allocated in close cooperation with the university. We may not be able to help everyone, but we hope to contribute where the need is greatest.The time to act is NOW: donate for a great future for every UM student.UM Crowd is part of University Fund Limburg/SWOL. This Fund is a recognized 'algemeen nut beogende instelling' (ANBI). This hallmark means that your donation is, in principle, tax deductable. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail with a proof of payment after your donation. Click here for more information about ANBI.
16-03-2020 | 15:38
Do you remember the fundraising campaign ‘For Each Other’ of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL? We are very happy to announce that this campaign has raised no less than €18.000 for sick children, women with chronic pain, grants for disadvantaged students and plastic recycling machines!
Maastricht University and the University Fund Limburg/SWOL would like to thank all (alumni) donors for their generous contributions. Visit www.umcrowd.nl and the social media channels of the fund (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to stay up to date about the developments surrounding the campaign projects.