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The Book Trade Charity

Contact details

The Foyle Centre
The Retreat
01329848731
david@btbs.org
http://www.booktradecharity.org/

Grants provided by this organisation

The Book Trade Benevolent Society

People in need who have worked in the book trade in the UK for at least one year (normally publishing/distribution/book-selling), and their dependants.

Eligibility

People in need who have worked in the book trade in the UK for at least one year (normally publishing/distribution/book-selling), and their dependants.

Type of grants

One-off grants of up to £1,000 are given to help retrain people from the book trade who have been made redundant. These grants are given to eligible mature students where a welfare need is evident.

The society is predominantly a relief-in-need charity and retraining is only a small part of their work. Therefore, general educational grants are not usually made.

Applications

On a form available from the correspondent. Applications can be submitted by the individual or through a recognised referral agency (social worker, Citizens Advice, doctor and so on). They are considered as they arrive.

The Book Trade Charity (BTBS)

People in need who have worked in the book trade in the UK for at least one year (normally publishing/distribution/book-selling), and their dependants.

The Society is able to assist with one-off grants and recurrent grants.

Eligibility

People in need who have worked in the book trade in the UK for at least one year (normally publishing/distribution/book-selling), and their dependants. Priority will be given to people who are chronically sick, redundant, unemployed or over 50 years of age.

Exclusions

Type of grants

One-off grants of up to £1,000 and recurrent grants of around £1,300 a year. Grants are normally to supplement weekly/monthly income and for recuperative holidays. Other support is given in a variety of ways, for example, assistance with telephone and television rental, medical aid, aids for disabled people and house repairs/redecoration. Grants are also given to help retrain people from the book trade who have been made redundant.

Applications

On a form available from the correspondent. Applications can be submitted by the individual or through a recognised referral agency (social worker, Citizens Advice, doctor and so on). They are considered as they arrive.

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