With the current Coronavirus pandemic many people are losing work, cancelling performances and events that they rely on financially to survive and pay rent, especially those of us who work in the arts, freelance, in feminised labour positions and hospitality.
Those of us who do not receive a salary or sick pay will need financial help supporting ourselves during this exceptionally uncertain time, especially as more and more people self-isolate and potentially quarantines are put in place we will be unable to sell our work or labour.
Please support our community, your artist friends and people in other precarious work positions as most of us will not be able to survive on Universal Credit and will not be eligible for statutory sick pay or housing benefit. We will rely on other systems of financial support.
We are setting up this support fund for people who are unable to pay their rent or survive financially due to the decline in work and other paid opportunities over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are aware that everyone is concerned right now, however those of us who struggle to make ends meet will now be facing severe financial hardship. If you are employed or in a position to help people who are worrying for their financial survival or fearing homelessness in the coming months please let’s support each other and offer to donate whatever you are able to to this emergency fund. All donations here will go to supporting people reaching out who are in severe financial difficulty due to work shortages and other financial cuts at this time.
If you are unable to donate please share!
When we have funds available please COMPLETE THIS SURVEY (INCLUDING YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL)
email [email redacted]
Community Help Covid19 - draft leaflets
UK Community groups
Queercare COVID-19 food networking
Acting on COVID-19 - advice for unions and workers
How To Community Pod - guidance
Coronvirus: Why You Must Act Now
COVID 19 response for the street homeless population in London
Info for precarious workers
Info for employers & businesses
This fund has been set up by Luisa Le Voguer Couyet and Lily Cheetah to support other artists and freelance workers. We are both artists/ writers and organisers of non-profit organisations and artist queer collectives.