How we help Grants How to apply How to apply Apply for any of our support programmes by completing the appropriate application form (below, or from the link in the relevant sections), and email to [email protected] or by initial phone call to 01923 263128. Forms: Welfare Grant Application Form (Regular or one-off): Grant_Application_Form_(Welfare).doc Entry into The Book Trade Grant Application Form, and Interns Support Initiative Application Form: Grant_Application_Form_(Entry__Interns).doc Covid-19 Hardship Fund for Booksellers, Application Form: Grant_Application_Form_2020_Bookshop_staff.doc Accommodation Application Form (long-term housing): Application_for_Accommodation_(Standard).doc Accommodation Application Form (short-term, for young people entering the industry and requiring housing for up to fifteen months) Application_for_Accommodation_(Entry_Original).docx Retraining Grants: If you have been redundant, or lost your job for other reasons, you may see retraining to improve yours skills - and your employability - as the way out of your situation. We cannot recommend courses, but if you know what you need and know the agency that can provide an appropriate course, we may be able to fund it. Retraining grant application form: Grant_Application_(Training).doc For Entry Into The Book Trade, Internship Support initiative and short term accommodation applications, we would be grateful if you could also complete and return the Diversity Monitoring Form: Diversity_Monitoring_Form.docx Advice & Guidance: We are not qualified to give advice to improve your employment situation, but we work with Bookcareers who can provide advice on how to get into the trade, or improve your position, and, subject to your financial situation, we may be able to fund this. Contact Suzanne Collier at [email protected] for further information.