Category Archives: Welfare

There for you: Our impact 2017

See how UNISON’s charity ‘There for you’ makes a positive difference to thousands of members’ lives every day. These slides show the harsh financial reality too many members face, the range of assistance available, where the money goes across the UK, as well as thanks to all who have raised funds and donated. Our mission: […]

School Uniform Grant 2018

UNISON is once more launching a scheme to help members on low incomes deal with the cost of buying school uniforms. Families living on low income with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard. The union’s […]

UNISON There for you Trustee Elections 2018

  Apply now to be a trustee of UNISON’s own charity. Being a trustee of ‘There for you’ (working name of UNISON Welfare) is a challenging but highly rewarding role.  Trustees are responsible for directing the charity in line with our mission and ensuring the organisation is managed effectively. We are now looking for members […]


Join the UNISON Lottery and you could win £1,000! Plus, it’s a powerful way for branches and individuals to support There for You, the charity that is there to help UNISON members through difficult times in life. For as little as £1 you could win great cash prizes every month and, at the same time, […]

Scottish Welfare Newsletter January 2018

– Andy’s Pyrenees Adventure – Fundraising 2017-2018 – The Scottish Seminar and Croyde Bay 2018 – THERE FOR YOU SEMINARS – GET YOUR COPY OF THE PRESENTATIONS – New Lanark Family Fun Day & Stirling Local Government Branch Fundraisers – Scottish Region Branches ‘we need you’ – Our achievements, success stories and training during 2017 […]

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, […]