GroceryAid is a charity that can provide financial grants to people who are currently working (for at least six continuous months) or have worked (for at least five years) in the grocery industry; these grants do not have to be paid back.

The grocery industry includes people working for:

  • a supermarket
  • a convenience or independent retailer, including petrol forecourts (selling a range of groceries)
  • a food or drink wholesaler
  • a manufacturer
  • a service provider, whose main customers are the grocery trade

Financial grants are designed to help give breathing space to those who have financial difficulties because of an emergency, a sudden change in income, or circumstances which are making it difficult to manage.

Last updated on 1 April 2022

Who is eligible?

When you can apply for a Financial Support Grant

  • You are currently working in the grocery industry and can evidence the last six months employment with the same company.
  • 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).
  • Your household net income and savings meet GroceryAid’s financial criteria.

How to apply?

Please visit the GroceryAid website, to find full details on how to apply.

The Welfare Team are trained to give guidance without judgement about your situation. 

If you would like to talk to us about whether you might meet the criteria for a grant then please contact the Welfare Team on or call 01252 875 925 option 1 before applying.

Other information

If you need any professional support, guidance or counselling, you can call the free confidential GroceryAid Helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freephone: 08088 0211 22 and receive in the moment emotional support from a BACP qualified counsellor to help you plan your next steps. Please note the Helpline will be unable to discuss financial grants.

The Helpline can also offer you:

· Structured telephone or face to face counselling, following an assessment

· Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme

· Information line offering guidance to you via Citizens Advice trained advisors

Contact details

Unit 2, Lakeside Business Park
Swan Lane
GU47 9DN
Telephone: 01252 875925

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