Commercial catering and foodservice company, Elior Group, has launched a fund to help support colleagues facing financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Group Solidarity Fund, which is being administrated with the help of Hospitality Action, will provide Elior colleagues in need with a £750 grant.
The grants will be funded by Elior Group’s most senior Directors and Executive Committee, who have volunteered to reduce their salaries by up to 25 per cent in a show of solidarity with colleagues across the business.
Justin Johnston, HR Director for Elior UK, said: “The current pandemic has brought financial challenges for people across the hospitality industry, including many of our colleagues here in the UK. Available to colleagues across Elior Group, we hope these grants will make a real difference in the lives of any of our people who have been facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.”
Elior UK are working in partnership with Hospitality Action and where applications are approved grants will be issued on a first come first served basis, until all funds are exhausted.