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

Please note that we do not offer business support or assist with business related issues. 

Last updated on 8 February 2022

Who is eligible?

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

Please note that we do not offer business support or assist with business related issues.

How to apply?

To apply, complete the online enquiry form on NewstrAid's website: http://www.newstraid.org.uk/welfare/ or contact our Welfare Support on: 0800 917 8616

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.  

Other information

Please note that our advisory services are open to all with a news trade connection, including our Anxiety and Wellbeing support helpline and our State Benefit advice. 

Contact details

NewstrAid Benevolent Fund
Suite 2, Thremhall Estate
Start Hill, Bishop's Stortford
Essex
CM22 7TD
Email: http://www.newstraid.org.uk/welfare/welfare-enquiry-form/
Web: http://www.newstraid.org.uk/

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