Our charity has been
supporting UK furnishing industry workers since 1903, and we are proudly
supporting those who have been affected by the current crisis.
Below are a just a few of
the people we have already helped.
Sam was recently made redundant from his job at a bespoke furniture and joinery company when it sadly went insolvent. He had been working in the furnishing industry for a few years, starting as an intern, and his career was progressing quickly.
Unable to find new work and with money drying up, Sam reached out to The Furniture Makers’ Company for support.We were able to award him a two-month hardship grant to cover essential bills.
Sam said: “It’s a stressful time, and one that I’d never thought I’d find myself in. Your support will go a long way in allowing me some breathing space while I reassess my options.”
a self-employed furniture designer. His business was impacted by COVID-19 after
several of his international clients halted all business transactions, leaving
him with a shortage of work and income.
out to The Furniture Makers’ Company and was pleased to hear that we could
provide some support through a £500 hardship grant for sole traders.
amazed by how quick and easy the process was,” he said. “I enquired on the
Friday and by the Monday I had been awarded the grant!”
self-employed designer-maker, has been unable to complete projects or secure
new commissions due to COVID-19.
He and his
partner had manageable debt from moving home, but the shortage of work has
exhausted their reserves and put a financial strain on the relationship.
contacted The Furniture Makers’ Company after searching for support online and
was pleased to hear that we could provide a £500 grant for self-employed
will help cover the couple’s household bills and allow Nicholas to buy
materials for new designs, putting him in a good position to jumpstart his
business once the lockdown is lifted.