Please check your eligibility by completing the below questions in full.
We can only consider one grant in 12 months. After 12 months you may re-apply but you must be able to evidence a drop in income or reason for application. If you are applying with a debt you must provide a debt advice statement, available from StepChange.
For people no longer employed in the grocery industry we can only consider one financial grant.
Please enter the details of all grocery employment, include previous and current.
If you are unsure on exact dates please select by month.
To add multiple employers please use the 'Add Further Grocery Employment' button.
Please upload your employment evidence below, you must provide evidence of at least six month’s grocery continuous service if working in grocery now or five full years if no longer working in grocery.
If you are unsure what evidence to provide please go back to the 'How to Apply' page on our website for further information or see below for acceptable forms of employment evidence.
If your partner is currently working within the grocery industry and can evidence a minimum of six month's service or more they may be eligible for support in their own right. We would encourage that they also submit an application in their name.
If your partner has previously worked within the grocery industry and can evidence a minimum of five year's service or more they may be eligible for support in their own right. We would encourage that they also submit an application in their name.
GroceryAid requires evidence of all household income, expenditure and savings in order to progress your application. Please read this section carefully and decide how you would like to provide your financial evidence.
GroceryAid has partnered with Consents.Online to offer you a secure and easy way to provide your financial information digitally.
How does it work?
You will be asked to provide:
Please note, some banks are not supported by this API service. If your banking provider is Co-op or Metro you will not be able to continue and will be asked to provide your financial data in an alternative way.
This is the quickest way for your GroceryAid Application to be assessed, however, you can choose to upload your bank statements in the 'Financial Evidence' section below if you prefer.
Thank you for agreeing to provide your financial evidence via Consents.Online. Upon completion of the application you will be redirected to a webpage confirming the link you need to follow to complete this process.
We suggest you complete this on your mobile device as this is the easiest way.
If you need to upload any additional financial evidence to support your application that you cannot provide via Consents.Online please do so in the upload section below.
For example, if you receive Universal Credit or a State Pension, please upload your breakdown statement to verify your income and expenditure. We will accept a screenshot of your breakdown statement.
As you confirmed you are 'Living with a Partner/Spouse' you will be required to provide their registered email address to continue. By giving their email address you agree for GroceryAid to send a link to them for their banking information to be shared through Consents.Online.
You will need to provide the last three months bank/building society statements evidencing all household income and any rent/mortgage costs, and all household savings, this may mean you have to provide several bank account statements. If you do not provide bank statements evidencing all household income and housing costs, then your application will be rejected.
Bank statements can usually be downloaded as a PDF from your online banking. These can be saved to your device and then uploaded to our application form. We will not accept incomplete screenshots or excel downloads.
If you receive Universal Credit or a State Pension, please upload your breakdown statement to verify your income and expenditure. We will accept a screenshot of your breakdown statement.
If any of the following fields are not applicable for your income and expenditure then please leave blank to continue.
You might not realise you're getting a benefit - check our list below and select each one that you're receiving. Then enter the amount you receive for it and the frequency of this payment.
If you add a benefit by mistake, select remove.
GroceryAid uses figures from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Minimum Income Standards to calculate living costs so we only need to collect the below expenditure.
Debt: If you are worried about a particular debt or are applying for debt fees please tell us about this and upload any arrears statements or a debt advice report if you have already received debt advice. GroceryAid can offer you impartial debt and budgeting advice with StepChange through our free Helpline on 08088 021 122.