//ABTA Lifeline secures Martin Lewis funding

ABTA Lifeline secures Martin Lewis funding

ABTA Lifeline has secured funding from Martin Lewis’s charity to help colleagues of ABTA Members.

In a statement, it said: “We are delighted to announce that we have been granted £20,000 from Martin Lewis’s coronavirus emergency charity fund. The money will be awarded to those in severe financial need or in need of mental health support.”

The awards will be given through:
1. An emergency food voucher – for immediate relief
2. Urgent financial advice on debt, budgeting and benefits – through our partner Citizens Advice Manchester (CAM)
3. Mental health support – through our partner The Centre for Crisis Psychology (CCP).

It said: “Priority will be given to those that have been made redundant, those that are self employed but do NOT qualify for the self employment income support scheme, and those that are self employed and cannot get income on the self employment income support scheme until June.”

“Applications will need to demonstrate severe financial hardship and show that help has been sought from the appropriate agencies below.  

“Those seeking mental health support do not need to demonstrate financial hardship but will be required to provide a doctors note and complete our governance checks unless urgent support is required. In this case we will refer you quickly based on proof of employment with an ABTA Member.”

For more, see abtalifeline.org.uk