Covid-19 Emergency Fund

IMPORTANT – You can now access the new Covid-19 Grant Tracker by clicking here

* LATEST UPDATES - Please click here to read the latest updates/changes to the Covid-19 fund *

NEW! – You can now apply for Child Care costs (including retrospectively, from 23rd Mar 2020).

Evidence –  The Applicant will be requested to compulsorily provide at least 2 of the 3 below as evidence* – 

a.      Birth Certificate or UK Adoption Certificate or School Certificate of child/children (we can provide support for up to 2 children per household), including for Children with Special Education Needs (SEN).

We will deal with applications on a case by case basis and till funds last!

b.      Letter from their Current Employer evidencing that the applicant is currently in paid employment and uses Child Care.
c.      *Letter of support from other agencies (including government) to prove Child Care responsibilities and costs

Support amounts – Grants of up to £2000 are available towards Child Care costs –

1.      The Applicant can apply for Child Care costs for children up to five years – for up to £125 per week 
2.      The Applicant can apply for Child Care costs for a Childminder for six to twelve-year olds during term time – for up to £70 per week
3.      The Applicant can apply for Holiday Child Care costs – for up to £150 per week

*The CWC can now provide you with a grant towards COVID-19 related Emergency (household and white goods purchases, house repairs, etc) and Car Repairs (for the actual amount spent), during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please provide us with a brief explanation (of not more than 50 words) about why you need the grant and evidence of the same (quote from car mechanic/garage on letter headed receipt).

**The CWC can now provide you with a grant of up to £1000 if you are OR have been stranded abroad because of COVID-19 related travel disruption. Please provide adequate proof (airline tickets and hotel reservations) to receive a grant. This will be dealt with on a case by case basis and till funds last.

Covid-19 Emergency Fund

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 currently 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. We are currently awarding between £250 (1 week of self-isolation), £500 (2 weeks of self-isolation), up to £2,000 (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 we are awarding grants of up to £2000.
Please Note  - Due to limited funds – Please DO NOT apply –
  • If you are currently in receipt of financial support or have access to funds (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic), from the Company you work with (this includes Furlough) or are already applying for funding under the Solihull Council scheme.
  • If you are employed as a Registered Nurse
  • If you have already received a grant from us - COVID-19 Emergency Grants are limited to one grant per applicant. Please do not apply twice or re-apply (if already awarded/ declined) as you will NOT be supported.
Solihull Council has given additional funds to support care workers who live or work in the borough. If you live or work in Solihull please do not use the form below.   Click here to read the full criteria and apply for a grant from Solihull Council’s emergency fund.
Care Worker Applicant Information












Employment Information





PERSONAL INFORMATION

Information gathered in this section will not affect your application.  It is taken for demographic reporting only.  It is not accessible to the assessors considering applications.





Grant Request


If you are applying for a grant because you are self-isolating please upload a copy of your isolation notes for at least 2 weeks.  You can obtain an isolation note from https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

If you are applying for a grant because you are shielding for up to 12 weeks, please upload the NHS letter to evidence the same.

If you are unable to obtain a self-isolation note, we also accept any of the following, based on your circumstances;

·       A signed letter from your employer on a Company Letterhead, that states the length of self-isolation from work

OR

·       An SSP form that states time off work

OR

·       An NHS shielding letter (for up to 12 weeks of shielding)


Please note, that we deal with each application on a case-by-case basis and till funds last. 





Funeral Costs






Childcare Costs
You can apply for up to a total of £2,000 with the following limits

- Childcare costs are available for children aged up to five years old.
- You can apply for the costs of a childminder for six to twelve year olds during term time
- You can apply for holiday childcare costs

Please include details of the costs you are applying for below (number of children, type of childcare and total claimed)




Permission to Contact Employer

Banking Information



This should be a maximum of 8 characters long

Please just enter the numbers without dashes between them. e.g. 123456 rather than 12-34-56

Consent 

Who referred you to the Fund? (please select no more than 3 options)











Declaration