The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have donated £250,000 to the Care Workers Charity Emergency Coronavirus Fund.
The significant donation was given to the charity after it announced it was quickly running out of funds due to the sheer demand of applications for grants.
Having already donated £200,000 in just two weeks, more than the total grants issued in the whole of 2019, the Trust's donation will provide 500 emergency grants of £500 each to care workers who are facing financial hardship due to self isolating.
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at the Care Workers Charity says: “Care workers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis delivering the best care they can in these difficult circumstances, often making many personal sacrifices. They are putting their health and lives at risk and many have had to shield or self-isolate because of it or have had the virus themselves. The Care Workers' Charity thinks that it is essential that we support care workers more than ever in this difficult time and ensure that they do not go hungry or unable to pay their bills because of following the official guidelines.
“This grant will enable us to deliver five hundred grants to care workers in financial crisis. We are very grateful for the support from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and recognition of the amazing work that care workers do every day."