Emergency Coronavirus Fund

Emergency Coronavirus Fund Guidance Notes  

This is an emergency payment for people have lost their job or are on reduced hours and have therefore had their income substantially reduced because of Coronavirus and who are suffering hardship as a result.  

The payment 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 most recent employment.  Only one application per household. Any award will be made in the form of a bank transfer.

Please check that you fit the following criteria.     

  1.  Are you a legal resident of the UK and over 18 years old?
  2.  Have you lost your job or on reduced hours because of Coronavirus?     
  3.  Are you claiming or trying to claim all the benefits you are entitled to?. Please see  the benefits calculator on the Turn2uS website here.   https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou 

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 a member of the Emergency Coronovirus  Fund Committee within 5 working days, after which you may be asked to supply further information in support of your application. If your application is successful and you are awarded a payment you will be notified by email. We ask that you allow up to 10 working days from the date you receive notification to receiving a payment.     

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