Financial Grants

If you’re struggling financially, you might be eligible for a GroceryAid financial grant. Our grants are here to support you, and don’t need to be paid back.

What can we help with?

We can support you with a financial grant if any of the following applies to you:

  • You’re experiencing an unexpected drop in household income
  • A traumatic event is causing a financial crisis
  • Someone in your household has a long-term disability or illness
  • You’re currently homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • You need financial help to leave an abusive relationship or when starting again after a relationship breakdown

Right now we’re also offering help to industry colleagues struggling with the rising cost of living. If you are in receipt of income related benefits, we can provide a one-off cost-of-living grant of up to £300 per household, even if you’re not dealing with any of the above. If you decide to apply for this grant, please remember to select ‘Cost of Living’ as the reason for your application.

Who can apply?

  • You can apply for a grant if you work in the grocery industry and you’ve been with your current employer for at least six months. That could be a supermarket, wholesaler, manufacturer, convenience store, independent grocer, petrol forecourt store or service provider in the grocery trade.
  • You can apply for one GroceryAid grant if you’ve previously worked in the grocery industry for at least five years, even if that time wasn’t continuous. (Please note for a cost-of-living grant, you need to be currently working in the industry.)
  • Your household income needs to our criteria (you can do a quick check here, although please note our calculator is a guide and doesn’t guarantee a grant).
  • You’ll need to be able to show your total available funds are less than £4,000 during the 90 days before you make a grant application.
  • For a cost-of-living grant, you’ll need to be already receiving income-related benefits like Universal Credit or Tax Credits.

If you have any questions about applying for a grant or you need help with the forms, we’re here. Please contact us at [email protected]. Or call 01252 875 925 and select option 1.

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