GroceryAid School Essentials Grant now open


Convenience retailing industry charity GroceryAid has announced that applications are now open for the GroceryAid School Essentials Grant.

The grant was extremely popular last year. It is being brought back in 2021 to help reduce the financial impact on low-income families working in the convenience and grocery industry when children return to school after the summer holidays.

Parents employed in convenience and grocery who have been with their current employer for at least six months can apply to receive £150 per school-aged child, up to a maximum of three children per household.

The grant will close on 30 September 2021, or sooner if the fund has been spent.

Everything that you need to know about the criteria and how your colleagues can apply can be found on GroceryAid’s website.

GroceryAid has also created a toolkit for retailers to use within internal communications which includes:

  • A 30-second animated explainer film
  • Social media images and copy
  • A press release and copy that can be used for internal launches
  • A branded one pager that can be used for internal emails.