Before you apply, here’s a little more about the process and details about some of the paperwork you may need. And remember, as with everything at the Retail Trust, applying for financial aid is completely confidential and does not affect your credit rating.  

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Do you qualify to receive financial aid from the Retail Trust?  

You must meet our retail employment service criteria:

If you are: You must meet this criteria 

Currently working in retail 

Three months in retail 

Made redundant from retail in the last two years 

Must have worked in retail in the last two years and have at least three years of continuous service 

Unemployed 

Must have worked in retail in the last two years and have at least three years of continuous service with no gap in retail employment 

Of working age but no longer working in retail 

Must have worked in retail in the last two years and have at least three years of continuous service with no gap in retail employment 

Retired due to ill health 

Must have worked in retail in the last two years and have at least three years of continuous service with no gap in retail employment 

Retired (state pension age) 

At least three years of continuous service and the last employment must have been in the retail industry 

Caregiver 

Must have worked in retail in the last two years and have at least three years of continuous service with no gap in retail employment 

Maximum of two applications for financial aid within a ten year period, with a minimum re-application time of two years between each application. 

When completing an application form, gather all your documentation before you start. All documents must be submitted at the point of application such as proof of service, financial status and quotes.  

Failure to upload these documents within 14 days of completing the application will result in the application being closed automatically by the system. 

Please note, we have limited budget and would like to point out that a financial aid application is not a guarantee of an award. The Trust will review all applications, prioritising the most urgent applications. 

I meet the Retail Trust criteria 

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