How we help Information for consular staff Consular staff FAQs What financial assistance is available to prisoners? In developing countries, Prisoners Abroad may be able to offer our Craig Feehan Fund (CFF), which is a small grant to help prisoners buy basic essentials. Amounts vary slightly from country to country and funds are sent quarterly through the FCDO. We can only send CFF funds if the prisoner is not receiving regular financial assistance from friends or family. In approximately fifteen developing countries where prison conditions are among the most challenging, Prisoners Abroad may also be able to provide funds for vitamins. This is a separate grant from the CFF funding and consular staff use the funds to buy vitamins to take into the prison. Our medical fund is available to prisoners in any country in the world. However, we can only pay for treatment if the prison authorities do not pay for the required treatment or medication and the prisoner’s friends and family are not in a position to help financially.