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Types of Grants

Grants vary considerably and may be awarded to assist with day to day living costs, rent and utility arrears, purchase of white goods and furniture, deposits etc etc.

​Grants are paid direct to the supplier of goods or services via BACs transfers or to the applicant.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a grant from the Salespeople’s Charity, an applicant must:

  • Be resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Be, or have been employed as a commercial, business-to-business salesperson, visiting client sites to sell and/or promote goods and/or services to the trade (not the public).

  • Be, or have been employed in an appropriate sales role in Great Britain and/or  Northern Ireland.

  • Be, or have been employed in an appropriate sales role for a minimum of five years within the last 10 years.

  • Be in genuine financial need.


Applicants can be:

  • In work and in financial need.

  • Retired.

  • Made redundant.

  • Unable to work due to ill health or disability.


In addition to the salespeople themselves, the Salespeople’s Charity can provide financial support to the widows, widowers, partners and dependent children of the salesperson.

If you would like to discuss whether you are eligible for a grant, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Grant-making Process

Following initial enquiry an application form, which requires details of income and expenditure for the applicant and where appropriate their spouse or partner is sent digitally.

On receipt of this the information provided is processed and the most appropriate support is considered by the Board of Trustees. The Board vote on all proposals within 24-48 hours, at which time the outcome is advised to the applicant and any support agreed implemented.

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