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. The visiting Trustee will decide on the most appropriate support based on his meeting with the applicant.

One Off 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 at some point during their career.

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

On receipt of this, a Trustee will contact the applicant to review the information provided and to identify the most appropriate support to be 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.