The Drinks Trust launches end of furlough grants

The Drinks Trust is offering 500 emergency grants of £250 to those in the trade experiencing financial hardship due to the end of the government’s furlough scheme.

The furlough scheme comes to an end on 31 October and will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. Members of the trade experiencing immediate financial hardship, who have either already been made redundant due to Covid-19, or who have recently been made redundant as a result of the end of the furlough scheme, can apply for The Drinks Trust’s End of Furlough Grant.

A total of 500 emergency grants of £250 will be given out by the charity, which will also be providing a range of wellness services to members of the trade struggling with the myriad challenges brought about by the pandemic.

To qualify for the grant you will need to have worked in the drinks or hospitality industry for one year full-time or two years part-time at any point in your career. We want to reach out to those in the drinks and hospitality industry who have been hard hit, and have gone without the support of others,” said The Drinks Trust’s CEO, Ross Carter.

“Industries like ours risk being among those that go unseen by the public, despite having faced some of its most significant challenges in recent months,” he added.

The 500 grants are now available. Depending on demand and donations to the charity, more may be made available in the coming weeks. To find out more about how to apply for the grant, click here. Businesses can support the scheme by emailing: partnerships@drinkstrust.org.uk

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