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Charity offers emergency £500 grant to households

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Turn2us has launched the Coronavirus Grant Fund – a one-off crisis payment of £500 per household to help those facing financial hardship due to the global pandemic.

Anyone who’s lost their income as a result of the coronavirus and who is struggling to cover immediate basic household expenses can apply for the grant from Turn2us.

The £500 grant can cover essential living expenses such as food and bills.

In order to be eligible, applicants need to satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • You can clearly demonstrate a loss of income due to Covid-19. Evidence such as bank statements or a letter from an employer will be required to show at least a 50% reduction in earnings
  • You are a resident of the UK/Republic of Ireland
  • You are not currently in further or higher education
  • You are over 18
  • You have less than £1,000 savings (single person) or less than £2,000 savings (couple/family).

However, if you have received a Turn2us grant in the last six months, you won’t be eligible.

For those who already have a Turn2us account, log in and click this application link.

If you don’t have a Turn2us account, you can create one by clicking this registration link.

A statement from Turn2us read: “Covid-19 is undoubtedly the largest public health crisis for a generation and is a threat to all of our lives. The length of the disruption caused by the virus is unknown but what we can be certain of is that millions of people will find themselves in financial hardship.

“While the government’s measures will help many in time, we aim to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures of those most in need.”

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