Employee Grant Giving
The Care Workers’ Charity has been providing financial support to care workers since 2009. Our experienced team can provide independent and compassionate support for your colleagues. We have 8700 care workers supported since 2000 with over £5 million in grants.
Care for your team by designing a hardship fund for your employees only. We will work with you to ensure that the grants reach those who need them most, and tackle the issues which are important to your teams. For example, you could allocate funds for:
- Cost of living support
- Help with childcare costs
- Energy bills scheme
- Mental wellbeing and health support
Preventing employees from falling into financial hardship
Since 2020, our grants and mental health support have benefited over 7000 people who work in social care across the UK. The people we support often tell us how the grant made a huge difference, helping them to feel better supported and more likely to stay in their job.
We need your help to ensure that even more care workers can access our grants. We give out on average £500 to eligible care workers, many of whom use the money to repair their car, replace the washing machine or lay a loved one to rest. Increasingly, we find that our grants are needed to support with daily living costs, household bills or to pay off arrears.
We have already partnered with a number of care providers to deliver grants to their own employees.
- Improves retention of care workers in your organisation
- Supports the financial wellbeing of your team and increases their resilience during the current cost of living crisis
- Promotes the dignity and wellbeing of your team – often people are reluctant to share their personal circumstances with colleagues when they may be in financial difficulty or at risk of being evicted from their homes
- Provides independent assessment of applications by our very experienced Grants Team who can also signpost applicants to other information or resources if needed
How it works
We will work with you to design a fund which meets your requirements including bespoke eligibility criteria, application requirements, assessment frameworks and grant limits. Our flagship Crisis Grants Programme can be used as a template to support you to create your own guidance covering which groups of staff may be able to apply for a grant and what they can apply for to address current issues such as the cost of living crisis.
The Care Workers’ Charity will:
- Set up a branded page on our website for your employees to access information regarding eligibility, evidence requirements and a bespoke application form linked to the eligibility requirements
- Independently assess each application based on the eligibility criteria and the evidence provided by applicants, and award grants to those who are eligible, for agreed amounts
- Provide regular reports detailing the number of grants awarded, as well as other information as required adhering to GDPR and data protection at all times. In return, we ask that you make your staff aware of the fund by distributing materials and advertising the fund as part of your internal communications.
You will determine the total amount of funding to be delivered for the hardship grant, plus an additional administration fee – this will depend on the size and complexity of the fund.
The CWC Grants Team
Our independent grants team are very experienced, compassionate and professional with expertise in awarding grants by assessing, verifying, scoring and processing applications. The team take a holistic approach to assessment, and use a multi-factor authorisation process in order to keep grant applicant information as secure as possible. They use Salesforce as a way of processing grants, monitoring progress and liaising with grant beneficiaries and the people who provide supporting evidence towards their grant applications.
About The Care Workers’ Charity
Our award-winning charity has supported thousands of care workers across the UK, providing grants worth £4.3 million across our Crisis, Covid-19, Funeral and Mental Wellbeing and Health programmes since 2020. We know that better supported care workers are better supportive care workers. When care workers are in personal, financial, or emotional crises, our grant programmes ensure that they receive fast, appropriate and specialist support to navigate challenging situations, thereby improving their ability to provide high quality care.
Why work with us?
- We are nationally and locally well connected
- We have an excellent track record in grants management and administration.
- We translate the workforce’s experiences into policy recommendations for government.
For more information about working with us to deliver grants to your staff, please reach out to your existing contact at the charity or contact our National Accounts Manager Neil Flack on firstname.lastname@example.org
*Whilst effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, the Care Workers’ Charity is not a qualified provider of financial or legal services. Please seek professional legal and tax advice before committing.*