ROI Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund was founded in March 1996 for the purpose of supporting people from the hospitality and catering industry in the Republic of Ireland who had fallen on hard times. The Benevolent Fund is for people currently or previously involved in the hospitality and catering industry in Ireland. Our aim is to help people from our industry that, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times and need a helping hand now.

Last updated on 13 August 2019

Who is eligible?

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund is the trade charity for the hospitality industry and as such we can only consider applications for financial assistance from people who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Worked within the direct provision of food, drink or accommodation in Ireland. We can consider applications from people where they have been directly employed in the provision (e.g. they worked as a chef, ran a pub) or where their employers main role was the provision  of food, drink or accommodation in Ireland (e.g. Anyone who worked for a hotel, restaurant, pub).
  • Worked during one of the following three time frames:
    • Currently working within the industry
    • Have worked for one continuous year in the past five years
    • Have worked for seven years in their lifetime.

How to apply?

Grants are aimed at helping individuals. To apply for financial assistance, applicants need to complete the application form which is available to download from the Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund's website.

All applications for financial assistance need to be supported by an independent third party who can confirm the applicant's need and financial situation.

Contact details

Restaurants Association of Ireland
11 Bridge Court, Citygate, St Augustine Street
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland
w67nl
Telephone: 01 677 9901
Email: office@rai.ie
Web: http://www.rai.ie/rai-benevolent-fund-new-application-form/

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