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Edinburgh Trust Response Fund relating to Covid-19

Financial support for people living in Edinburgh who have lost their income as a result of the Coronavirus.

Covid-19 is undoubtedly the largest public health crisis for a generation and is a threat to all of our lives. The length of the disruption caused by the virus is unknown but what we can be certain of is that millions of people will find themselves in financial hardship. While the government’s measures will help many in time, we aim to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures of those most in need.

The Edinburgh Trust Response Fund relating to Covid-19 has been set up to support people who have lost their income as a result of the Coronavirus and to meet their immediate basic household expenses.

How we can help:

Please note that we are unable to replace your income. We are able to provide a one-off crisis grant towards essential living expenses (food, bills etc.).

Who can apply:

We can only help those who are in immediate financial difficulty due to the Coronavirus. You will need to satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • You live in the City of Edinburgh Council Local Authority Area (Postcode EH1-17 and 28-30)
  • You currently have a household income less than £16,000 a year
  • You are over 18 years old
  • You are not a full time student
  • You are self employed or employed and have had a decrease in income or now have no income due to Covid-19
  • You have less than £1K savings

Please note that if you have received a Turn2us grant in the last year we will be unable to assist you.

Updated 9 April 2020

Edinburgh Trust Response Fund relating to Covid-19

How do I apply?

If you are applying for yourself

If you already have a Turn2us account, please login and go to the Applications page

If you do not have a Turn2us account, please create one by clicking the link below
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After creating your account please:
•    Login to the website
•    Go to MyTurn2us in the navigation bar at the top of the page
•    Select Online Grant Applications

If you are applying on someone else's behalf

If you are an Edinburgh organisation making an application on behalf of someone you are supporting, you cannot apply using these links.

Instead, please

If you have not yet registered for an intermediary account, please click here to set up an intermediary account