Tag Archives: there for you

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]