The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant

The charity has fundraised over £400,000 to date to support drinks industry professionals affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a £250 grant.

The Covid-19 Emergency Fund is aimed at two groups of professions: firstly, those who have been made redundant and not reinstated and therefore can’t access the chancellor’s salary grant scheme; and secondly, those on zero-hour contracts who will only receive small levels of money from the salary grant scheme.

Applicants also have to have worked in the on-trade (bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels), off-trade (alcohol retailing businesses) or distribution.

Successful applicants will get a one-off financial grant of £250, paid straight into their bank account, and those with health conditions or who are caring for dependents will be prioritised.

As The Drinks Trust expects a high level of demand, the window for applications will be limited from 6 April to 10 April 2020. If further funds become available, it will look to extended the scheme.

Head to www.drinkstrust.org.uk/cv19-fund for more information and to apply.

Donators to the fund include Pernod Ricard, Concha y Toro UK, Sipsmith, Whisky Auction, Fox and Fox, and Asterly Bros.

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