Drinks Trust Covid-19 relief fund applications extended

The deadline for applications for trade charity The Drinks Trust’s coronavirus relief fund has been extended.

The original deadline for the fund, which provides financial support to members of the drinks industry who have lost work due to the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures, was 10 April, but this has now been extended to today (14 April).

This initiative is targeted at the following two groups:

1.Those who have been made redundant and subsequently not been reinstated, meaning they are unable to benefit from the salary grant scheme set out by the Chancellor

2. Those on zero hours contracts who will receive only small levels of financial benefit from the salary support measures outlined by the Chancellor

Additionally, applicants will have to have worked in one of the following areas:

On-trade – bars, pubs and those who worked with drinks in restaurants and hotels, such as sommeliers and beverage managers.
Off-trade – those who worked in alcohol retailing businesses
Distribution – those who worked in businesses supplying the above

Successful applicants will be able to get a one-off financial grant of £250, payable directly into their bank account. The Drinks Trust will apply its expertise in assessing hardship and will prioritise individuals who have health conditions, and also those caring for dependents.

Visit https://www.drinkstrust.org.uk/cv19-fund for more information.

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