Test and Trace Support Grants now available
Apply online on this link or call 01756 700 600.
A £500 payment to help you while you're self-isolating.
Test and Trace Support payments are one-off payments of £500 to help people who may be paid less while self-isolating. The payment will enable people on lower incomes to self-isolate when they test positive or are identified as a contact.
The scheme will run until 31 January 2021.
You can apply for a payment if you are required to self-isolate and can prove that you:
have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace either because you've tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive – this will include a Unique ID number
are employed or self-employed
are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
are currently receiving one or more of the following benefits:
working tax credit
income based employment and support allowance
income based jobseeker’s allowance
You must provide a recent bank statement. The payment will only be paid into the account of the person who is self-isolating.
These payments will be subject to income tax, but not National Insurance contributions.
You won't be eligible if your income is lower than normal because you are furloughed.
Covid-19 support grants are available for those facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.
The application can be completed over the phone.
You must live in North Yorkshire, be self-isolating and unable to leave your home, not have family or friends who can help you and meet one or more of these criteria:
You are 70 years old or over
You have a long-term condition
You are pregnant
You have a weakened immune system
You have been made temporarily or permanently unemployed as a result of Covid-19
You are not entitled to statutory sick pay
You are waiting for a new benefit claim to be processed or you are waiting for your first Universal Credit payment
Awards are given as vouchers for food and/or energy costs at the rate of £70 for an individual, £100 for a couple and £20 each for dependent children. The vouchers will be sent to a volunteer who can use them to buy groceries/pay for electricity or gas. If a member of your household is in the shielded group and receiving food parcels from the government the rest of the family can still apply for Covid-19 grant.
To apply, call the local team for your area:
Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Bentham, Ingleton, Burton in Lonsdale, Clapham, Austwick, Horton in Ribblesdale, Langcliffe, Malham Age UK North Craven: 01729 823066
Skipton, Bolton Abbey, Gargrave, Embsay, Coniston Cold, Bradley AGE UK North Yorks and Darlington 01756 529654
Carleton, Glusburn, Cowling, Cononley, Sutton in Craven, Lothersdale, Kildwick: Glusburn Institute: 01535 872146
Grassington, Threshfield, Buckden, Kettlewell, Linton, Cracoe, Rylstone, Hetton, Conistone, Kilnsey, Starbotton, Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite Grassington Hub: 01756 752222.