FAQs

Many people simply aren’t aware of the Removers Benevolent Association, while others think that, because they haven’t paid into a scheme, or because they or their family member is no longer employed in the removals industry financial aid may not be available to them, but that’s often not the case.

We’ve collated a list of the most often asked questions and answered them for you.

Q: What’s the qualifying criteria for applying for a grant? 

An application will be considered from anyone in temporary financial need (including their widows and dependents) who are, or have been, engaged by any Member company of the British Association of Removers Ltd (BAR) for a minimum period of 2 consecutive years.

Q: Can anyone make an application for a grant or does it have to be the person in need?

We welcome applications from the person in need, and also their dependents and the eligible BAR member company they are, or were, employed by.

Q: How are applications assessed and how long do they take?

The Trustees understand that the need for financial aid can be pressing. All applications are processed as quickly as possible and, if eligible, the award will normally be made available within 7-10 days.

Q: How do you decide on the level of the award?

Whilst we don’t have unlimited funds neither do we have a set amount of financial aid we can award each year. Each application is viewed sympathetically and in isolation, so any grant awarded is what is deemed to be appropriate in that case.

Q: What’s the qualifying criteria for applying for a grant? 

An application will be considered from anyone in temporary financial need (including their widows and dependents) who are, or have been, engaged by any Member company of the British Association of Removers Ltd (BAR) for a minimum period of 2 consecutive years.

Q: Can anyone make an application for a grant or does it have to be the person in need?

We welcome applications from the person in need, and also their dependents and the eligible BAR member company they are, or were, employed by.

Q: How do you decide on the level of the award?

Whilst we don’t have unlimited funds neither do we have a set amount of financial aid we can award each year. Each application is viewed sympathetically and in isolation, so any grant awarded is what is deemed to be appropriate in that case.

Q: How are applications assessed and how long do they take?

The Trustees understand that the need for financial aid can be pressing. All applications are processed as quickly as possible and, if eligible, the award will normally be made available within 7-10 days.

Apply for a grant

If you know of anyone that may be in need of temporary financial assistance as a result of illness (of themselves or a dependent) or any other legitimate reason, then, as a BAR Member, you may apply for a grant on their behalf by completing a simple RBA application form. Every case is considered on its own merits and will receive prompt and sympathetic attention in the strictest confidence.

Download the application form

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