NewstrAid Benevolent Fund

NewstrAid helps persons, and their immediate dependants, who have been employed in newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK.  NewstrAid helps:

  • Shop assistants
  • Newsagents
  • Street vendors
  • Wholesaler employees
  • Delivery drivers
  • Packers
  • Circulation employees

Last updated on 18 July 2019

Who is eligible?

People (and their dependents) who have been engaged in the distribution and sale of newspapers and magazines in the UK 

How to apply?

Complete the online enquiry form on NewstrAid's website: or contact our Welfare Support No:  0800 917 8616

Other information

Please note that our advisory services are open to all with a news trade connection, including our Anxiety Support Helpline and state benefit advice.  All financial assistance is means tested and applicants are required to disclose household income and expenditure details.  People applying for long term and/or regular assistance must have worked in the news trade for a minimum of 5 years, full time, and a spouse/partner can also qualify.  Each application is assessed on it's individual merits.  We do not offer business support or assist with business related issues.  

Contact details

NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, Thremhall Estates
Start Hill
Bishop's Stortford
CM22 7TD

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