Emergency Community Funding – For Those Suffering Financial Hardship

We are pleased to bring you news of two new funding schemes to support people suffering from financial hardship.



This fund, for members of New Essex Masorti Shul only, is for anyone in need of financial support for one off payments e.g. help to buy a new kitchen appliance when an item breaks unexpectedly and you may currently not be in a position to afford a new one. If you think you may be eligible for funding, please contact the shul office in the first instance nemasorti@hotmail.com or 07922 090180 and a member of the NEMS board will get back to you to discuss how we can help. All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


The JLC in partnership with Work Avenue, has established the fund to support those across the community whose earnings have been directly affected by COVID-19. The fund specifically assists those who are ineligible for Government support or who face delays accessing Government funds.

This fund is designed to help you with essential expenses up until the end of June.

People likely to be eligible may include:

  • Those whose earnings or employment have been affected by COVID-19
  • Those who are recently self-employed and don’t have a 2018/2019 tax return
  • Those who became employed from 20th March 2020

If you feel you might be eligible, please complete the form below in as much detail as possible and submit it.

A Work Avenue adviser will contact you for an initial assessment and will explain the next stage of the application process which will involve you submitting financial documentation and evidence of ineligibility for Government and other support schemes.

For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs] related to this scheme and other support available please click here.

Individuals can apply here: https://theworkavenue.org.uk/covid19/

JLC Emergency Community Fund