Application for financial assistance

Grants to support those affected by COVID-19

If you are suffering financially due to COVID-19, you can apply for a non-repayable grant to support you during this difficult time.

Our non-repayable crisis grants are available to support you with the following situations:

  • Outstanding rent or mortgage payments
  • Risk of homelessness
  • Priority bills such as gas, electricity, phone, utilities or council tax (with a payment arrangement in place)
  • Funeral expenses
  • Unable to provide the basic essentials for your family
  • Boiler or heating repairs
  • Living without vital appliances, flooring or seating
  • Essential home adaptations or improvements
  • Food vouchers
  • Risk of domestic violence
  • Payment for travel to visit your sick child or dependant in hospital.

The grants are available to those working in the retail or supporting service industries including:

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Wholesale
  • Supply chain
  • Food distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical supplies.

All applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please note that grant applications will not be considered for individuals with over £20,000 in savings.

Required supporting documents

  • An official bank statement dated within the last 60 days.
  • An official COVID-19 document from your employer that says you have been asked to self-isolate or that you are a non-essential worker who is unable to complete their work from home.

Required proof of employment

  • Employees: a contract showing your start date or an official payslip dated within the last 30 days.
  • Self-employed: a filed tax return with evidence showing that you have been self-employed in the last two years.

Please note: When completing your application select "COVID-19" as the particular appeal.