Covid-19 (Coronavirus) notice

The Teaching Staff Trust is trying to work normally through this period. If you are facing financial difficulties you can download and complete our application form from this website or you can complete a contact form and we will forward one to you as soon as we can. We won’t be answering the phone but you can leave a message which we’ll pick up and try to respond to you. You can email us at enquiries@teachingstafftrust.org.uk and we’ll reply as quickly as we can.

We do understand what a difficult time this is going to be for everyone and you might find that some of the following will give you advice and information that you need:

www.gov.uk/find-local-council - this website will help you to get in touch with your local council if you have immediate food, money or housing issues.

If you’re struggling with anxiety at the moment please look at www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ who have produced a useful guide - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/.

You can find out more about symptoms and advice about covid 19 at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

MIND have put together a helpful webpage with advice about self isolation - www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/.

ACAS have produced information for employers and employees which you might find helpful - www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus.

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Apply to Teaching Staff Trust

We provide financial support when something’s happened that you couldn’t have expected. If this is you and you’ve worked within the education sector for at least five years, we may well be able to help.

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Use the links at the bottom of this page to download an application form. If you're unable to do this, please contact us and we’ll send a hard copy through the post.

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Read the application guidance carefully. It’s important that you tell us what has happened to you and why you need financial support.

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Complete the application form and return it to us by email to enquiries@teachingstafftrust.org.uk or through the post. Please answer every question fully and please attach or post all the documents we request at section 4 of the guidance notes. If your documents aren’t with your application, it will be delayed until you can send them to us.

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We will acknowledge your application within five working days of receiving it.

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We will process your application. This means checking that you are eligible, looking at both your circumstances and your financial situation and then considering whether we can support you in the way you’ve asked. We may need to ask you for further information - the sooner we receive this, the quicker we can make a decision.

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Once we have everything we will usually let you know our decision within three to four weeks.

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We will usually arrange to pay your grant to a supplier or service provider. We do make payments direct to applicants when it’s appropriate and we ask you to provide receipts for the goods or services supplied.

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Our financial support is to relieve the impact of something you couldn’t have expected to happen and is a one off payment.  We discourage repeat applications unless there has been a serious change or deterioration in circumstances.