I work from home even when there isn’t a pandemic, so not much has changed here. I’m also fortunate and grateful that many of my clients are still busy and sending me plenty of work.
In these crazy times, however, I know that some of my freelance colleagues may be struggling. So today I’m using my tiny little corner of the internet to let you know about the Freelancers Relief Fund, which was recently launched by the good people at the Freelancer’s Union.
The fund has been created to help freelancers affected by COVID-19, whether as a result of illness, lost work, or caregiving responsibilities. It will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.
100% of all donations will be distributed directly to freelancers in need. In addition to private donations, the fund is being launched with the aid of generous donations from Fiverr, Upwork, Wethos, and AND.CO.
If you are in a position to assist your fellow freelancers with a donation, please do so today. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — whether as a result of illness, lost work, or caregiving responsibilities — applications for funding will open on April 2, 2020.
For more information about making a contribution or receiving assistance, visit the fund’s official web page here.