Emergency Coronavirus Fund

Emergency Coronavirus Fund Guidance Notes  

The Emergency Fund is an emergency payment for people with dependants on a zero hours contract and who have lost their jobs or have had their income substantially reduced as a direct result of Coronavirus and are suffering hardship. The fund is to buy food and the maximum award payable is ¬£300 per household.  You will be asked to supply your most recent bank statement. to show evidence of your earnings and previous employment.  Only one application per household. Any award will be made in the form of a bank transfer.

Please check that you fit the criteria.     

Do you fit the criteria?     

  1.  Are you a legal resident of the UK and over 18 years old
  2. Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?. Please see  the benefits calculator on the Turn2uS website here.   https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou          
  3.  Are you a zero hours contract worker and have a reduced income or no income as a direct result of the Coronavirus?      
  4.  Are you caring for children or elderly relatives in your household? 

 How to apply? You need to fully complete the application form and send a copy of your most recent bank statement. If your application is incomplete, we will be unable to process it .     

  1.  Please ensure all personal details are fully completed including full income and outgoings  based on the whole household. This must include every member of the family that is contributing to the daily living costs. 
  2.  Please ensure that you have signed and completed the consent questions.  
  3. Please attach a copy of your most recent monthly bank statement showing your income. 
  4.  Please complete the section on Background to this Application explaining your circumstances.   
  5. Please give your bank details for payment accurately            

What happens next? Your application will be reviewed by members of the Emergency Coronovirus  Fund Committee.. We ask that you allow up to 10 working days from the date we receive your fully completed application to receiving a payment.     

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