The COVID-19 response fund reopened on Monday 16 November, offering grants of up to £500 to help members whose household incomes have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Applicants must be a UNISON member and have paid at least two months subscriptions.

You do not have savings of more than £2,500.

Household income has reduced as a result of one of the following criteria:

You and/or your partner are currently receiving SSP and either shielding, self-isolating or off sick due to other coronavirus related reasons

You and/or your partner have been made redundant/lost your job due to the coronavirus

You and/or your partner’s employer have reduced your working hours including loss of regular overtime (applicable also where partner is self-employed and loss of earnings can be proven)

Further information and other financial support available can be found here.