Cost of Living Crisis Fund

NewstrAid Cost of Living Crisis Fund

If you are finding it difficult to make ends meet at the moment and you work or have worked in the sale or distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK, then you could be eligible for a grant from the NewstrAid Cost of Living Crisis Fund.

Created in response to the current Cost of Living Crisis, the fund offers grants of up to £250 per household to help bridge the gap between income and costs for anyone with a newstrade connection.

All applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Live in the UK

  2. Work or have worked directly in sales/circulation/distribution for a minimum of 2 years, full time

  3. Have less than £6,000 in household savings

  4. Be in receipt one of the following state benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit

Just one application can be made per Household per year up to a maximum of £250. Additional funding may be available from other schemes where appropriate. Each application will be assessed individually, and awards made at the discretion of the Welfare Committee. Please note, applicants will be asked to complete an application form and submit evidence to support their application such as bank statements and letters confirming state benefits awarded.

For more information call us FREE on 0800 917 8616 or email:

Download the Cost of Living Crisis Fund  flyer

Download the Cost of Living Crisis Fund Application form (print version)

Download the Cost of Living Crisis Fund electronic Application form

If you facing hardship due to the cost of living crisis but don’t meet the above criteria, please don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance and advice regarding other sources of support that may be available to you.