Category Archives: Welfare

Winter Fuel Grant 2017-18 closing date16 Feb

There for You’s Winter Fuel Grant launched on 4 December 2017 and runs until the closing date of 16 February 2018 One-off grants may be payable up to £50 per eligible household.  Applications without a membership number and the relevant documentation attached will not be processed.  Applicants must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks […]

Welfare guide and application form

Here is a useful information guide, along with the application form, to assist you as a Branch Welfare Officer and our members on understanding why we ask the questions we do on the application form itself.

There For You – How we can help

Here is a useful presentation on how Branch Welfare Officers can promote ‘There for you – UNISON Welfare’ at Branch AGMs or similar membership events. On the first slide, there is an embedded Word document which contains speakers notes to assist you with the presentation’. Welfare Home

Andy’s Welfare Fund Pyrenees Adventure

Andy Douglas of the Stirling Branch trained hard for his latest adventure in May – a 26 mile walk through the beautiful Pyrenees to raise money for a cause close to his heart, There for You, UNISON’s Welfare Fund. He joined another 11 UNISON walkers (hailing from from Dundee to Devon via Northern Ireland) for […]

New Lanark Family Fun Day 27 August

Our UNISON members, family and friends fun day is on Sunday 27 August at New Lanark world heritage site. See the poster on the right which I would appreciate if you could circulate and display. We have all the usual activities for a great day out – music, stalls, face painting, balloon sculpting, birds of prey, […]

A celebration of 2016

Slides celebrating There For You achievements in 2016. UNISON’s charity makes a positive difference to thousands of members’ lives Our mission: • To be an invaluable resource within UNISON • To provide quality advice, information and assistance • Offer financial support to those members who are suffering unexpected hardship • To deliver services which are […]

School uniform grants

The 2017 deadline was 21 July but check back here for next year’s scheme. Families on low incomes can struggle to make ends meet, especially just before the start of the new school year. UNISON’s scheme helps members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms. The 2017 school uniform grant is now […]

Social Welfare Training Benefits Poster

Update for 2017-18 of the very useful Benefits Rates Poster from Social Welfare Training. Welfare Home

Sponsor Andy for UNISON’s Welfare Fund

Stirling Branch’s Andy Douglas will be heading to the Pyrenees as part of a group of 16 with three from Scotland to raise money for UNISON’s ‘There For You’ charity. They will be covering 40km in three days in May 2017. You can sponsor Andy on this form. Andy reports: “The registration fee is £295 and we are […]

Winter Fuel Grant launches 1 December

There for You’s Winter Fuel Grant which launches on Thursday 1st December 2016 and runs until the closing date of 17th February 2017 Please note that this year eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to £50 per eligible household.  Applications without a […]