The Retail Trust are the only charity in the UK which looks after and supports the three million people working in retail. They offer advice, course funding, financial assistance, redundancy programmes for people who need work and counselling to retailers in times of need.
They are currently offering grants of £250 to retailers who have been affected by the riots. These grants are available to help retailers with personal losses that they may have incurred, to help ease the financial burden of paying for food shopping for example. As well as these grants, Retail Trust offer a number of long term help solutions to help people deal with ongoing trauma they might be experiencing as a result of the riots.
If you are a retailer who could benefit from this grant, or you know someone else who is, go to to the Retail Trust website for more information on who is eligible and how to apply. There is also information for people who want to volunteer to help victims of the riots, so a great project all round!