Financial Grants

Our non-repayable one-off grants are there to help those experiencing an unexpected emergency, a change in circumstances or a sudden gap in income.

Who can apply?

As a benevolent fund all grants are awarded based on your service in the grocery industry.

GroceryAid supports people who work or have worked in the grocery industry. This includes anyone who works for a supermarket, convenience or independent retailers, (selling a range of groceries) and wholesalers, and service providers supplying the grocery trade. Grocery is considered food and drink products sold in supermarkets or grocery stores.

You can apply for a grant if:

  • You are currently working in the grocery industry and can evidence the last six months employment with the same company. A maximum of one grant in 12 months.
  • You are no longer working in the grocery industry, but previously worked in it for five years or more (the time worked doesn’t have to be continuous and can be with multiple companies). A maximum of one grant.
  • Household net income and savings meet GroceryAid’s financial criteria.

What can we help with?

  • Support with financial needs directly relating to the impact of COVID-19.
  • If there has been a sudden unexpected change to your circumstances which has led to a reduction in your income.
  • If you need financial help to leave an abusive relationship or to fund starting again after a relationship breakdown.
  • If you’re struggling to pay priority household bills, such as arrears in council tax or rent.
  • If you or your partner/spouse are suffering a period of ill-health leading to a reduction in income.
  • Home repairs, adaptations and improvements to help make life easier for people living with a disability or long-term health condition.
  • If your household is struggling financially with caring for someone with a disability or long-term health condition.

If you have any questions about our criteria for a grant then please contact the Welfare Team on or call 01252 875 925 option 1 before applying.

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