Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Covid-19 Emergency Fund

The Care Workers' Charity Covid-19 Grant Fund aims to provide emergency funding for currently employed care workers who must take time off work due to Covid-19 for either illness or self-isolation or shielding or for funeral costs.

 Applicants must work in 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.

 Grants related to self-isolation or other unexpected costs will be between £500 (2 weeks of self-isolation), £1,000 (12 weeks of shielding) and £2,000 for funeral costs.
 If a care worker is responsible for paying for the funeral costs of a next of kin (partner, parent, sibling, child, or other on a case-by-case basis), we are now offering up to £2000 grants/per applicant (till funds last!) . If the care worker has passed on, the next of kin of employer may apply on behalf of the family.
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.
The CWC now has funding to support more roles within a care home setting (in addition to those we already support, i.e., Care Workers directly delivering care). These additional roles include – Cooks/Kitchen Assistants, Housekeepers or Domestic Workers, Maintenance staff, Drivers and Admin staff (Team Leaders or Supervisors). This will be on a case by case basis and till funds last!
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 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.
Care Worker Applicant Information

Primary Contact

Employment Information

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

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


·       An SSP form that states time off work


·       An NHS shielding letter

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

Funeral Costs

Supporting Document

Banking Information

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