COVID-19 Emergency Fund General Application


You may be eligible for a grant if:

You are currently employed within the care sector and have experienced one of the following:

  • have taken off one week or more since the 1st January 2022 due to contracting, being exposed or shielding from COVID-19 and are receiving SSP only
  • have incurred emergency repairs due to COVID-19 such as;
    • Car repairs
    • Household/white goods purchases
    • Household repairs
  • have incurred additional childcare costs as a result of the pandemic such as;
    • working additional shifts to cover for other staff
    • closure of nursery or change of availability of previous childcare arrangements


Please do not apply if:

  • you are receiving above Statutory Sick Pay whilst shielding or isolating (e.g. do not apply if you are receiving full pay, full sick pay, COVID-19 top-up payments in addition to Statutory Sick Pay, or are on furlough while off due to COVID)
  • you are an NHS employee or qualified nurse
  • you have already received a COVID-19 grant from us


For more information please check out our FAQs page


In order for your application to be assessed please ensure you provide the following:

Isolation or shielding grant

  • your HR manager’s email address
  • a bank statement with your name, account number and sort-code visible

COVID-19 emergency repairs

  • a supporting statement that explains the need for the cost and how it is related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • a quote, invoice or receipt for the works/goods

Childcare costs

  • a confirmation letter from your employer regarding the change that has led to additional childcare costs.
  • the most recent invoice for your childcare costs and an invoice from before the increased costs to highlight the additional costs

For more information on our application process or tips on how to ensure your application is assessed as quick as possible please visit our FAQ page