The furlough scheme came to an end on the 31st of October and was replaced by the Job Support Scheme, but unfortunately, this will not be enough to save many jobs in our industry. For those who have been struggling with hardship in the last four months, as a result of job loss, those facing redundancy and also those on flexi-furlough, The Drinks Trust is here to help.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must have worked in the drinks industry or within the hospitality industry with drinks for a minimum of 2 years part-time or 1-year full time, at any point of their careers

  • This fund is open to anyone who has recently been made redundant and not yet secured new employment and those who have been put on flexi-furlough with decreased income

  • Grants will be assessed based on hardship and The Drinks Trust encourages anyone in challenging financial circumstances to apply

  • Applicants who have already received an emergency financial grant from The Drinks Trust are not eligible this grant

What support is available?

  • An emergency financial grant of £250 is available to industry colleagues from any role within the drinks industry and hospitality drinks sector

  • Additionally, a range of wellness services, including free counselling sessions, sleep and insomnia treatment, and mindful drinking courses are available

  • There are 500 grants available, so please act quickly

Applications and assessment

  1. Applications are only taken online through our dedicated form below

  2. There is no deadline for submission, but currently, 500 grants are available, so we advise that you apply now

  3. Following this, applicants will be requested to upload supporting documents to an encrypted server

  4. Once the assessment is complete the grant will be paid into a bank account in the applicants’ name

Wellness Assistance

Individuals who work in the drinks and hospitality industries who are currently experiencing wellbeing challenges can apply at any time to The Drinks Trust for services including counselling, help to improve their relationship with alcohol or getting better sleep. To find out more HERE

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