COVID-19 Emergency fund for care workers

COVID-19 Emergency Fund Grant Fund aims to provide emergency funding for currently employed care workers who must take time off.
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The Care Workers' Charity COVID-19 Grant Fund aims to provide emergency funding for individuals who are currently employed in a role that is involved in or supports the provision of adult, elderly or disability care. These may include residential social care, domiciliary/home care, supported living care.

The Care Workers Charity is offering the following grants:

Isolation and shielding grants - If you have taken one, two or more weeks off work due to COVID-19 for either illness, self-isolation, or shielding. They are currently awarding between £250 (1 week of self-isolation), £500 (2 weeks of self-isolation), up to £1,500 (12 weeks of shielding).

Funeral Cost Grant - If you are a care worker who is responsible for paying the funeral costs of a next of kin (partner, parent, sibling, child, or other on a case-by-case basis) OR if you are the next of kin for a care worker who has passed on from COVID-19, then they are awarding grants of up to £2000.

Child Care Cost Grant - We are providing grants of up to £1,500 to contribute to additional Child Care costs incurred as a result of the pandemic (including retrospectively, from 23rd March 2020). Please note that we are currently unable to award childcare grants to applicants who are unable to evidence the link between the increased childcare costs with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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