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Thank you for applying to the Turn2us Covid-19 Crisis Fund. 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 Covid-19 Crisis Fund has been set up to support people who have lost their income as a result of the coronavirus (Covid19) and to meet their immediate basic household expenses.

What can we help with?

Please note that we are unable to replace your income. We are able to provide a one-off crisis grant of £500 per household towards essential living expenses (food, bills etc).

Who is the fund for?

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 can clearly demonstrate a loss of income due to Covid-19 (evidence will be required showing at least a 50% reduction in earnings, we can accept bank statements, letter from employer outlining change in employment)
  • You are a resident of the UK/Republic of Ireland
  • You are not currently in further or higher education
  • You are over 18
  • You have less than £1K savings (single person) or less than £2K savings (couple/family)

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

What happens if I do not meet your criteria?

Please do not make an application to our crisis fund if you do not meet the above criteria. Instead, use the following link to find other charities or organisations that may be able to assist you: https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/

We also strongly advise you to explore government assistance that may be available to you: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

What documents will I need to submit?

To be eligible for the Covid-19 Crisis Fund, you will need to have had 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 we will need you to provide a bank statement showing your previous full 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 have submitted an online application form?

If you have submitted all the information required, and your application is successful, we will notify you by email within 10 working days. Our grants will be paid directly into your bank account.

If you have not received an email from us, 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. We do not have the capacity to follow up on missing information because of the high demand for help from this fund.