Brighton Main Streets Workers’ Relief Fund

What

We’re providing cash assistance to Brighton’s workers of all kinds who need the money. In many cases this short term assistance will help buy groceries, pay a utility bill, or cover a gap until additional assistance or unemployment benefits can be accessed.

Brighton Main Streets has established the Brighton Main Streets Workers Relief Fund, a dedicated resource for workers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Grants will be made for $100 to help individuals in our community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis meet their basic food, childcare and housing needs.

In collaboration with Boston College, we received a community fund grant totaling of $3,000 to be awarded to employees of Brighton based businesses.

Why

In Massachusetts, 2 in 5 workers lack sufficient savings to withstand sudden loss in wages. Brighton’s businesses are currently struggling to keep their workers employed. In this crisis, they need our help to keep local workers’ basic needs covered.

How

Individuals who have worked at a Brighton based business are welcome to apply for this grant. The grant applications will be reviewed and grants will be awarded as quickly as possible. The following criteria for receiving a $100 grant award will be used:

  • Living in Brighton, residential address is located in zip code 02135.
  • Laid off or furloughed from Brighton business/company that is located in zip code 02135.

For general questions about the Brighton Main Streets Workers Relief Fund, please contact Aidan McDonough, our Executive Director. If you are an interested philanthropic or business partner looking to help by contributing to this fund, we are also happy to speak with you to make special arrangements.

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