Emergency grants

Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:34

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic. 20,000 families have already received this vital support, which is helping them cover essential needs such as food and medication.

Regions / Country
tajikistan
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Document Type

Japan: Subsidy for employers who allow female pregnant employees to take paid-leave

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:29

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (28.10.2020) Employers, who introduced a paid-leave programme for female pregnant employees who are recommended by a doctor to take leaves due to stress caused by Covid-19, can apply a subsidy. Eligible employers are who informed employees of the programme and allowed a employee more than five days paid-leave inclusive between 7 May 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Health
Maternity
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Czech: Government extends Antivirus B programme for aiding employers through to the end of the year

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:12

Government of the Czech Republic (26.10.2020) The government approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme through to the end of the year, i.e. until 31 December 2020. Antivirus B can be drawn on by companies that have had to put their employees on "obstacle at work" leave. The contribution will continue to be provided to employers in the amount of 60% of paid wage compensations, a maximum of CZK 29,000 monthly per employee. Mode B thus remains exactly the same as before. 

Regions / Country
czech republic
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Croatia: Support for the preservation of jobs for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:53

Ministry of Labor, Pensions, Families and Social Policy (30.07.2020) Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The support is awarded in the amount of HRK 4,000.00 per month per full-time employee, ie a proportional part per employee according to the number of part-time hours and HRK 250 contribution for pension insurance based on individual capitalized savings, ie the amount of additional

Regions / Country
croatia
Topics
Disability
Employment
Employment of young workers
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:06

National Provident Fund (30.06.2020) The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their contributions during the period; 1) as a result of them being temporary laid off, 2) made redundancies during the period, 3) are unemployed and living in the declared emergency zone, 4) and those above 50 years who would want to draw part of their contributions.

Regions / Country
Solomon Islands
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Guernsey: The Policy & Resources Committee agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:38

covid19.gov.gg (14.09.2020)

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those eligible for support once the island moves into phase 5c of its exit from lockdown strategy. While no date has been decided to move to phase 5c, it is expected within the period of this three month extension to States funded support.

Regions / Country
Guernsey
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Saint Lucia & WFP Partner to Expand Coverage of the Public Assistance Programme as Part of the National COVID-19 Response

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:40

jointsdgfund.org (10.09.2020)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

Regions / Country
Saint Lucia
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Document Type

Japan: Extension of the support fund and allowance for the leave without pay

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:14

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (25.09.2020) Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th March 2021 for October, November and December.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type