Helping You

Helping YouThe Benevolent is the trade charity that provides help and support to current and former employees of the drinks industry and their families.

The Benevolent is here to support colleagues of the trade facing a variety of difficult circumstances including serious illness, disability, issues with debt or family crisis such as an a seriously ill partner or child providing financial and emotional support as well as practical advice when you need it most.

If you or your current or previous employer’s business deals primarily with drinks brands, which includes production, distribution, marketing, import, export or retail sales of drinks brands in both the on trade and off trade of the UK market, then The Benevolent is here to help you.

The Benevolent services are 100% confidential. Whatever your personal situation The Benevolent is here to help both now and in the years to come…


We support people who work, or have worked within the UK drinks industry. In practical terms this means anyone who has worked in a pub, brewery, bar, distillery, vineyards, off licence, trade press publication, warehouse or in an office based role at a company producing, distributing, marketing or selling primarily alcohol.

  • To be eligible for support you must have spent at least 2 years in the drinks industry or 20% of your working life.
  • You must be a resident of the United Kingdom

Each case is considered on an individual basis upon receipt of the initial application form.

To apply for assistance now, please click HERE:

You can also apply downloading our initial application form and following the instruction: