NewstrAid, the industry charity, will be offering a discretionary grant to its most vulnerable beneficiaries to help them cover the cost of rising household bills due to increased energy prices.
To access the grant, people working in the news industry and their close relative/dependants can contact the NewstrAid welfare team on freephone 0800 917 8616.
Explaining more about the grant, Sinead Flood welfare manager for NewstrAid, said: “We have heard from many of our beneficiaries who are extremely worried about the increase in energy bills and cannot see how they will be able to cover the costs with their current income. With that in mind, we have decided to offer a little bit of financial help to the most vulnerable households we assist as well as offering them help and advice on other sources of support available to them”.
This is not the first time that the charity has increased the financial support they provide in recent months. In November 2021 they increased their Winter Comfort Grant in response to the cuts in Universal Credit and ongoing cost of living increases.
NewstrAid provides welfare for people who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK, for over 180 years. The support provided by NewstrAid also covers the immediate family and dependents of those in the Newstrade industry when they are in need or in distress.