Applications soon to open for GroceryAid School Essentials Grant

Applications soon to open for GroceryAid School Essentials Grant

If you are working in the grocery industry and have children of school age, you may be eligible for a GroceryAid School Essentials Grant.

The grant, supported by The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust returns this year, with applications open from Tuesday 18th June.

If you are eligible, you could receive £150 per school-age child, for up to three children in your household.

GroceryAid supports people who work or have worked in grocery – this includes anyone who works for a supermarket, wholesaler, manufacturer, supplier, convenience store, independent grocer, petrol forecourt store or service provider to the grocery industry. They also support businesses in the foodservice wholesale sector.

To be eligible for the GroceryAid Schools Essentials Grant you must be working for a grocery employer for at least six months; already receive Universal Credit/Child Tax Credit for school-age children (aged 4 to 18 as of 31st August 2024; and your household savings/balances must be less than £4000.

You will not be eligible if you have received a grant from GroceryAid since April 2024.

To apply for the grant you will need to upload a current payslip clearly showing your name, employer and NI number; your current Universal Credit statement; and if you receive child Tax Credit you can provide a pdf of your current bank statement showing your Child Tax Credit entry.

Applications open on Tuesday 18th June at 9am and close on Thursday 20th June at 5pm.

As this is a limited fund, successful applications will be randomly generated from those who meet the criteria and have provided all the information requested.

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