How to Apply

Before applying for one of our financial grants please ensure you have read this page.


What you will need before you start:

Contact Details 

We may need to speak to you about your application so you will need to provide an email address we can use to contact you on and a telephone number and address. If you can’t provide this information please call us to discuss it.

National Insurance Number

Please have your National insurance number ready.

Employment Evidence

As a benevolent fund all grants are awarded based on your service to the Grocery Industry.

Therefore, you must provide evidence of at least six month’s grocery continuous service if working grocery now or five full years if no longer working in grocery.

If you do not provide this evidence in the form of a letter /email from your employer on letterhead or from a company email address or another official document such as a P60 for each year of employment or a payslip for each year of employment which proves your dates of employment then your application will be rejected.

If you are unable to provide this evidence you can request a report from the HMRC showing all the employers you have worked for here.

To request this giving-charitable grant as the reason for asking and then once you have your report you will be ready to apply. Please upload the report in full to your application. The HMRC may take several weeks to send you this report which will delay you from being able to apply. Please call us if you have any questions about this.

Household Income and Expenditure

You’ll need to have ready accurate information about your:

  • Net income, including your partner’s (from payslips, for example showing the amount you get after-tax and national insurance)
  • Benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you as a couple)
  • Outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, child maintenance payments)
  • Council tax bill

In addition, you will need to have less than £4,000 in savings to apply.

You will need to provide the last three months bank statements evidencing all household income and any rent/mortgage costs, this may mean you have to provide several bank account statements.

Bank statements can usually be downloaded as a PDF from your online banking. These can be saved to your device and then uploaded to our application form.

If you do not provide bank statements evidencing all household income and housing costs then your application will be rejected.

GroceryAid are unable to consider an application for financial support where more than 15% of income is spent on Gambling. For support and referral suggestions to help with reducing this spend, please visit Gambling Support for details of our partnership with GamCare or call our confidential GroceryAid 24/7 Helpline or Live Chat.

Applying on behalf of someone else

You will be unable to apply using our online application if you are not the applicant as the permissions need to be signed. Please download the application form here which you can submit by post or email once signed by the applicant.

If you would prefer to post or email download the application here:

Application Form

GroceryAid Application Form
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