Get support with your energy bills

The vice chair of There for You’s board, Debi Potter, explains the upcoming phase of the Energy Support Fund

Winter fuel grant opens 25 January

UNISON’s welfare charity, There for You, opens its annual programme offering grants of £200 next week – find out if you’re eligible to apply

Crass and shelves of tinned and packet food in a food bank

Food banks under pressure from a ‘tsunami of need’

Food bank charity The Trussell Trust reports that one in five working people are now turning to food banks, as the cost of living crisis takes its toll

Mother holding two children under five

2022 school clothing grants

Grants of up to £70 per school age child are now available

Winter fuel grant programme opens for applications

Find out if you might be eligible for a grant of up to £200 to help cover the rising cost of gas and electricity this winter

This year’s UNISON winter fuel fund opens on 31 January

The fund will offer grants of up to £200 and is designed to help the union’s most vulnerable low-income members

UK bank note and coins

There for You relaunches its COVID-19 response fund to include universal credit cuts

With rising bills and other financial pressures, you might be eligible for a grant of up to £350

‘A safety net we’re all incredibly proud of’

UNISON has always given a helping hand to members in need through There for You – and last year help was needed more than ever as the charity’s new impact report demonstrates

‘If you’re struggling, you’re not alone’

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the pandemic is having a significant and negative impact on our collective mental health. But don’t worry, your union is here to help

Logo for UNISON's COVID-19 response fund

Help us keep on helping our members

Branches can help There for You be there for them as the pandemic continues

Worried about your finances? UNISON can help

UNISON can offer a range of financial assistance for members – ranging from specific COVID-19 grants to debt advice, benefits advice and winter fuel grants

Support There for You and get conference bags for your branch

Our 2020 conference bag stock is being made available to raise funds for There for You, UNISON’s unique welfare charity

Our COVID response fund – helping members through the pandemic

UNISON’s There for You charity is reopening the COVID-19 response fund to help members who are struggling as a direct result of coronavirus

Aiming high to be there for our members

Sixty-nine branches have donated to our COVID response fund so far – is yours on that list?

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

NEC told: ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19’

First remote national executive council hears tributes to UNISON members who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis