How to Apply

Before completing your application, please read the following to help you provide the information we need.


Applying for a Financial Grant

If you are unsure about any of the information being asked for, our Welfare Team are trained to give guidance without judgement about your situation.  Their details can be found on the application form.

Khaleda applied for a Financial Grant and you can read about her experience with the application process by clicking below.

What will you need to provide with your application?

Employment Evidence, P60’s and Payslips –We will ask you for your National Insurance number and evidence of your grocery employment. The easiest way to do this is to provide the last six payslips or your P60’s and your most recent payslip.

If you have not kept your P60’s then you could request a report from HMRC showing all the employers you have worked for here. Please be aware this will take at least six weeks. Please do not apply until you have your report.

Financial Evidence – As your grant award is based on your household income and expenditure, to consider you for a financial grant we need to see evidence of:

  • Household income including benefits
  • Housing costs
  • Council tax
  • Child maintenance
  • Your last three months bank statements for all accounts for both you and if you are living as a couple, your partner. Failure to send statements for all accounts will delay your application.

GroceryAid use Open Banking and have partnered with Consents.Online to offer you a secure and easy way to provide your financial information digitally through this secure platform. Select this option when completing the application form and you will be sent a link by email to give Consents.Online permission to access your account information, GroceryAid will then be provided with one-time access to view your last three months bank statements. If you have a spouse/partner, we will require them to follow the same link to provide their financial information.

Have you had a Financial Grant from GroceryAid before? – We can only consider one financial grant in 12 months. After 12 months you may re-apply but you must be able to evidence a change in your household income or a reason for application such as caring for someone with a disability or long-term health condition.

Gambling/Addiction – GroceryAid are unable to award a grant direct to anyone considered to be in active addiction.

This includes where we can identify transactions on your bank statements above 15% of household income to gambling or online entertainment. We consider you responsible for all transactions showing on statements in your name/partner’s name.

We want to support you with this so please visit Gambling Support for details of our partnership with GamCare, or call our confidential GroceryAid 24/7 Helpline to discuss this with a trained counsellor.

Download an application form to apply by post or on behalf of someone else – You will be unable to apply using our online application process if you are not the applicant as the permissions need to be agreed. Please download the application form here which you can submit by email once signed by the applicant.