The national charity called Turn2us is supporting britons facing financial difficulties. Turn2us has set up the covid-19 grant fund, which seeks to provide help to those struggling to make ends meet. The grant will provide a one-off payment of £500 which will not need to be paid back. Turn2us aims to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures of those most in need.
Who is the fund for? * You can clearly demonstrate a loss of income due to covid-19 (evidence will be required showing at least 50% reduction in earnings, Turn2us can accept bank statements, a letter from your employer outlining change in employment). * You are a resident of the uk/republic of ireland. * You are not currently in further higher education. * You are over 18. * You have less than £1000 savings (single person) or less than £2000 savings (couple/families). If you already had recicved a Turn2us grant in the last six months Turn2us are unable to assist you.
What Turn2us can help with? Please note Turn2us are unable to replace your income. Turn2us are able to provide a one off crisis grant of £500 per household towards essential living expenses like food and bills etc.
What happens if i do not meet the criteria? Please do not make an application to Turn2us crisis fund if you do not meet the above criteria. Instead you can use this link https://grants–search.turn2us.org.uk/ they might be able to assist you.
What documents will i need to submit? * To be eligible for the covid-19 fund, you will need to have at least a 50% reduction in your earnings as a result of the coronavirus. If you are part of a couple, the main applicant needs to be the person who has had the 50% reduction to their income and evidence will be needed to confirm this change of income. * If you are no longer earning at all, then you can provide a letter from your employer confirming that you are no longer earning a wage from them due to covid-19, or you can provide a bank statement showing your previous earnings (from the months of january or february 2020) and then a statement showing they are no longer being paid. * If you are still earning but have seen a reduction of 50% or more, then Turn2us will need you to provide a bank statement showing your previous earnings (from january or february 2020) and then a statement showing the reduced amount. * For self employed people, please provide a statement from your business account showing your previous full earnings and then a statement showing the reduced amount.
What happens after i submitted an online application form? * If you have submitted all the information required, and your application is successful Turn2us will only notify you by email within 10 working days. Turn2us grants will only be paid directly in your bank account. * If you have not received an email from Turn2us , unfortunately your application has not been successful and you will not be able to apply again. Therefore it is very important that you submit all the information requested. Turn2us do not have the capacity to follow up on missing information because of the high demand for help from this fund.