Unison Fife Woman’s Group

Unison Fife Woman’s Group


Calling all Female Members & Colleagues, Please come along and join us in our Women’s Group

Remaining Programme for the Year Ahead


Tuesday 31st May                   Police Scotland Self Defence

Tuesday 28th June                  Summer Social Night (TBA)

Tuesday 30th August              Equality and Rights at Work

Tuesday 4th October               Arlene Russell Breast Cancer Now

Tuesday 15th November         Movie Night Suffragettes

Tuesday 6th December           Christmas Social Night (TBA)


All Meetings are held at Fife House Glenrothes 7-9pm


The Following Fife Roadshows will also be taking place at: –


Kirkcaldy Glebe Park Community Centre

Wednesday 8th June 2016 from 7 – 9pm


Bell Baxter High School, Cupar

Wednesday 14th September 2016 from 7 – 9pm


Please come along and discover the benefits of Unison membership.  Information & benefits available to you include:

Members’ Discounts/Assistance with work issues/Disciplinary hearings/Accident claims & benefits/Insurance/Legal Assistance/Free Wills/ etc.  Our Woman’s group programme will also be available, Pathways and more.

School Uniform Grants

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What are UNISON There for You School Uniform Grants?

In addition to our normal range of services and in response to the growing difficulties many members on low income  face,  a programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms.


How much are the Grants?

They are one-off grants of £40.00 per school age child, up to a total of £120.00


Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must be:


  • A member who has paid 4 weeks subscriptions before the launch date of this programme (23/5/16)


  • Have a total net annual household income of £18,000 or less. [Note:By household income we mean net earnings after tax, national insurance, pension deductions  of you, your partner and any other adults living in the property.   Please also refer to next bullet point:


  • The following is not included as income for the purpose of this specific grants programme:
  • Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Child Benefit and the childcare cost element only of Working Tax Credit


  • Responsible for meeting household bills and struggling to pay them
  • Financially responsible for the child/children.
  • Not eligible for funding for uniform costs from your Local Authority


Is there anything else that may affect my entitlement to apply?

  • Members and their partners must not have combined savings or, a rolling bank balance of more than £800.00. Savings of any other adults in the household do not apply


  • You must not have received financial assistance from UNISON There for You during the previous six months


  • Applications are limited to one per household
  • Ensure you send all requested paperwork with the form or the application cannot be accepted


How do I apply?

To apply for a School Uniform Grant simply:


  • Print out and complete the short 2-page application form that is attached to this email



  • Contact Unison Direct on 0800 0857 857 for a form to be posted to you


  • Provide us with evidence of your entire household income by sending copies of :
    • You and your partner (if applicable) last month’s payslip(s)
    • Last full month’s bank statements for all bank accounts held by you and your partner (if applicable)


  • Submit the form along with the completed short survey by 15 July 2016.


  • Post your application including all supporting paperwork to: UNISON Welfare, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.


Where can I go for further help or advice?


There is a limited amount of funding in the school uniform grants programme and once it has been exhausted no further awards for the year can be made.  However if you are facing unforeseen hardship it may be possible for you to apply to our general grants programme.  We will let you know if this applies to you.

For further information, please see our web pages at www.unison.org/thereforyou, contact your Branch Welfare Officer or the There for You Support Team on  020 7121 5620  or email thereforyou@unison.co.uk.   If you are experiencing difficulty with credit card and other consumer debts, please refer to our additional  information at https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you/debtline-support/, or contact our Debline direct on 0800 389 3302.