The GroceryAid Covid-19 Fund has been established to provide enhanced support for grocery colleagues during this unprecedented time. GroceryAid has initially invested £1.5m into the fund to ensure support will reach those colleagues who need it through the following ways:
Mental Health Support
Offering ‘in the moment’ emotional and practical support for grocery colleagues dealing with shock, anxiety, or stress, from day one of working in the grocery industry:
Immediate access to BACP trained counsellors through the 24/7 Helpline,
Woebot, our friendly AI robot app available for iPhone or Android
Bereavement Financial Assistance
Providing financial assistance for the loss of a loved one through Covid-19. Available to grocery colleagues who lose a partner or the immediate family of a colleague who has passed away as a result of Covid-19 whilst working in our industry.
Either the deceased or the applicant (demonstrating a partnership or family member in the same household) must be currently working in the grocery industry at the time of death with three months minimum service or if no longer working in grocery ten years service.
How to apply
You will be asked to provide a copy of the death certificate and evidence of grocery employment.
Our non-repayable grants are designed to help those struggling with exceptional hardship caused during Covid-19.
You are currently working in the grocery industry and have done so for one year or more*
You are no longer working in the grocery industry, but previously worked in it for five years or more*
Household net income and savings meet GroceryAid’s financial criteria
* The time worked doesn’t have to be continuous and can be with multiple companies.
How to apply
You will be asked to provide evidence of grocery employment and bank statements showing household income and expenditure
Who is eligible for the fund?
The GroceryAid Covid Fund is available for: