Our goal is to support hospitality industry professionals at times of need. Funds are available in quantities of $100, $250 and $500 and are granted based on particular selection criteria. Applicants are entitled to awards totalling a maximum of $500 per month.
Our funds are raised through a variety of sources, from individual donations, brand sponsorship and fundraising initiatives.
WHO CAN APPLY
Applications are open to all front of house and back of house hospitality professionals across Canada. If you have held employment in a licensed establishment on or after January 1, 2020 and have proof of employment and a valid SIN, you are eligible.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS
After submitting your application, our Funding Officer will confirm your identity, employment history and past funds awarded. Following confirmation, your application will have all identifying information removed and it will be shared to our selection panel for review.
Our core values are deeply rooted in Selfless SERVICE:
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
In March of 2020, as the Canadian hospitality industry shut down to protect us all against the pandemic, the Bartenders Benevolent Fund worked to expand it's capabilities, to reach professionals across Canada.
In April, weekly applications for the COVID-19 Support Fund opened to bartenders, servers and FOH support staff in need, with eligibility expanding to BOH and salaried employees in June.
Get all the details on eligibility and how to apply to the Emergency Relief Fund.
MORE THAN $430 THOUSAND
DISBURSED TO HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS ACROSS CANADA
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a lot of our beloved industry's pain points, and the Bartenders Benevolent Fund is developing programming to be part of the solution: from mentorship programs to educational opportunities.
These programs are in development, but if you'd like to learn more, follow us on Instagram for all the updates, or get involved!