The Ben/Drinks Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund for Bar Staff

This fund is administered by The Drinks Trust in England, Wales and NI, and The BEN in Scotland.

Who can apply?

The Drinks Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund is open to people who have lost their job and/or income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants will be subject to one of the following two situations:-

1. Been redundant and not furloughed
2. Been on a zero hours contract and worked limited hours in recent months

In order to apply for assistance, the applicant must have been employed in the drinks industry for a minimum period of 2 years.

The assistance provided will be at a fixed rate of £250 and it will be made as a single payment to the recipient’s bank account.

A high level of demand is anticipated and it is possible that the funds may be exhausted before all applications are dealt with. Therefore, the window for applications is from 9.00 a.m. Monday 6th April to 7.00 p.m. Friday 10th April 2020 or once 10,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

Register now to receive notification that the fund is open at:-

https://www.drinkstrust.org.uk/cv19-fund