The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund for food and essential supplies is there to support vulnerable children, young people, working age adults, older people and their families during the challenging and unprecedented times of the Coronavirus outbreak. Individuals or Families can self refer or be referred by any professional working with them.
The Fund is overseen by a panel who manage the fund and can access financial assistance for vulnerable children, young people, working age adults, older people and families. The panel provide a consistent and effective response to escalating need and ensure that people get the support they need. The panel assess a person or families need against the eligibility criteria and cross reference other funding that may be available to vulnerable children, young people, working age adults, older people and families.
The Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has received over 90 referrals since its launch at the end of July 2020. Individuals and families have received support including food, utility payments and essential household items.
You can apply using the Application Form found at this address: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2097744/emergency-assistance-grant-form.pdf
The form can be edited online and you can email completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund’