Local 40 Hardship Fund – 2nd Round of Application Open Until April 1, 2021

This Fund was established by UNITE HERE Local 40 to assist members who have encountered financial and related difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before applying, please ensure:
– you did not previously receive hardship funding from Local 40. We will not accept past approved applicants.
– you are a hospitality worker
– you have attempted to get assistance elsewhere, such as governmental assistance, BC Rent Subsidy, food banks, etc.
*Hardship funding of UP TO $500 will be provided for each person, depending on the bills or receipts the applicant submits.* For example, if you submit a $100 credit card bill, we will pay $100, not $500 for your bill. Up to 3 OUTSTANDING invoices may be submitted in order to maximize the amount received.

Your application will be reviewed by the Hardship Fund Committee. The Committee consists of rank and file members from five different Local 40 properties around BC. Limited funds are available and one-time grants will be provided. The hardship fund will aid members during emergency situations such as foreclosure/evictions, utilities being shut off, medical bills in collections, death/funeral expenses, food, diapers, or other critical circumstances.

To apply, download and  fill out this form (Microsoft Word doc) and save and email it to  updates@local40union.com. You can also  apply online. All requests will be completely confidential.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2021. After this date, no further applications will be accepted.