Funding opportunities for the future of the food industry

GroceryAid, a charity whose mission statement is to help people from the grocery industry in need, has opened up applications aimed at apprentices looking for extra funding while undertaking a grocery industry apprenticeship. 

Working alongside the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and The National Skills Academy (NSA), GroceryAid is hoping to support a number of apprentices by offering up £520 per annum.

This funding is designed to help with costs such as living expenses, accommodation, travel expenses, study material and equipment. Depending on proof of continuation of the apprenticeship scheme, the offer is valid for up to four years.

The news comes days after qualification provider FDQ was officially approved as an Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO). This move will help the next wave of butchers establish themselves in the industry.

“Our focus is on the younger generation and ensuring their apprenticeship is supported as much as possible,” said GroceryAid director general Gillian Barker.

“Apprenticeships provide a fantastic means of education and also on-the-job experience. I am delighted that our apprenticeship grant will help those people who are the future of the grocery industry.”

To be eligible for GroceryAid’s Apprenticeship Grant, applicants must be a UK resident, be undertaking an apprenticeship in the grocery industry and be the child, or dependent, of someone who has worked, or is working in the grocery industry.

More information on the apprenticeship grant can be obtained by visiting

Want more stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up for our FREE email newsletter


User Login



Most read


Should the meat industry pay for compulsory abattoir CCTV monitoring?