What is a Crisis Grant?
The Care Workers’ Charity Crisis Grant aims to support care sector professionals who have experienced a change that has caused significant financial impact, such as a sudden or expected loss of income, an unexpected illness or injury, a relationship breakdown, a sudden change of living circumstances, domestic abuse, or death of a close relative.
Grants are assessed on a case-by-case basis and up to £500 can be awarded.
The Care Workers Charity currently award grants to contribute to the following:
- Daily Living Costs
- Essential Whitegoods/Household Items
- Car and Household Repairs
- Moving Costs
- Funeral Costs
- Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order (DRO) application fee
- Fees to Prevent Eviction
Can I Apply?
To see the full criteria for applications, click here.
To be eligible for a Crisis Grant, you must:
- Be employed in the UK social care sector, in a role that is involved In or supports the
- provision of adult, elderly, or disability care.
- Either have been currently employed for at least one year or have been previously
- employed in the care sector for at least 5 years.
- Have experienced one of the following changes in circumstances, within the last year:
– A sudden of unexpected loss of income
– A sudden or unexpected illness or injury
– A sudden or unexpected change in living circumstances or loss of home
– A relationship breakdown
– An issue of domestic abuse
– Death of a close relative
– Not be over the 25% of the Minimum Income Standard, if you are unsure, you can calculate this here.
To see the full criteria for applications, visit www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/crisis-grant/