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Who Is Eligible For Our Help?

For an application to be considered by the charity*, applicants must prove that they meet the following criteria:

  1. Have worked in the UK business supplies industry for at least two years.
  2. Have completed an application form, which indicates that monthly income does not meet monthly expenses.
  3. Have supplied three months of recent main current bank account statements to support the above.

All information received by the charity is held and reviewed in the strictest confidence. You can download our GDPR Policy here.

* Please note: there is no guarantee that applicants meeting the above criteria will automatically receive assistance from the charity.

What Kind Of Help Is Available?

If your application is successful, our Grants Committee will decide the type and level of grant to be awarded. 

The charity awards three types of grant:

  • ‘One-off’ grants: up to a maximum of £2,000 (and no more than £4,000 per recipient per year)
  • Quarterly grants: up to £1,200 per quarter.
  • Future Fund grants (in association with the BOSS Federation): up to £750 to assist those needing help for training and education to advance their careers in the industry.

Details of how to apply for each of these grants are given below.

If you wish to contact us for an initial discussion please call Liz Whyte on 01924 203338 or email

The application process is very simple. Just follow these three simple steps below.

'One-Off' & Quarterly Grants


Download the application form using the button below. If you would prefer us to post the form to you, please call Liz Whyte on 01924203338
or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Complete the application form and return it to us with copies of your three most recent main bank account statements.
Please email to or post to:
c/o BPIF, Hub 26, Hunsworth Lane, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 4LN


Once we have received your application form and relevant documents, we will assess your situation and aim to come back to you within two weeks.

Future Fund Grants

If you work in the UK business supplies indiustry and need help to pay for training to advance your career in the industry, our Future Fund grants of up to £750 are available to you. 

Download this Future Fund Poster for more details, as well as some testimonials from those who have benefited from a Future Fund grant.

Debt Counselling & Money Management Support

While the assistance we give is mainly financial, it is also a good idea to look at how your expenses can be best organised. We have a partnership with the Christians Against Poverty charity and may recommend that you approach them to assist you via their Debt Counselling service or Money Course.

Debt and money advice is also avalable from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau website.


Am I eligible for support?
To be eligible for finance assistance you must have a minimum of two years employment within the UK Business Supplies industry.
What kind of help do you offer?
We offer support in the form of Quarterly Grants, 'One off' Grants and Future Fund Grants to help fund education and training to further your career within our industry.
How will my grant be paid?
Quarterly Grants are paid directly in your bank account. 'One off' and Future Fund Grants will be paid directly to the supplier agreed.
Why do you need to see my bank statement?
As a charity, we need to ensure that our funds go to eligible people that need our help most. This information allows us to assess the whole situation and process your application fully.
Will I need to pay the grant back?
No, our grants are not loans and therefore you will not be asked to repay them unless a payment has been made in error or your application has been found to be ineligible.
Can I still apply if I no longer work in the business supply industry?
Yes you can still apply as long as you have previously worked in the Business Supplies industry for two years or more.
Who will need to know that I have applied for help?
Our service is entirely confidential and your Visitor, our Grants Committee, (made up of five of our Trustees) and our Finance Department are the only people that will view your personal information.

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We are here to help. We hope we have given you everything you need in a way that can be easily understood, but if you need anything further, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the information below.

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c/o BPIF, Hub 26, Hunsworth Lane, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LN