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ABTA LifeLine

Helping people who work or have worked in the travel industry

Mother and child

Life can sometimes take an unexpected turn and it only takes a small change in circumstance to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into an unmanageable one.

ABTA LifeLine awards grants to help travel industry colleagues experiencing financial hardship caused by life-changing medical conditions, bereavement, disability and domestic violence - among other things.

From mobility equipment and emergency home repairs to assistance with daily living costs and respite breaks for carers, the charity’s lifeline stretches far and wide.

Who can apply for help?

Anyone who currently works for, or has previously worked for an ABTA member, ABTA itself or another organisation within the travel industry who is engaged in the sale of ABTA products is eligible to apply for help.

Help is not limited to the individual. Spouses/partners, widows/widowers and children of employees are also eligible, and other main dependents will be considered too.

What help does ABTA LifeLine provide?

There are three main ways the charity can help:

  • General financial support: Help with essential daily living costs; replacement of key household items; children’s needs, e.g. help with school uniforms; funeral costs; and other unexpected costs
  • Disability funding: Mobility equipment and, in certain circumstances, disability adaptations
  • Property repairs: From leaking roofs to broken boilers.

Examples of people who have been helped by ABTA LifeLine

You can read the stories of some of the people ABTA LifeLine have helped in the side panels on this page* or on the ABTA Lifeline website.

Read the stories of people who have been helped by ABTA LifeLine

Further information

Email ABTA Lifeline at:

Further details on the help provided can be found in the ABTA LifeLine website 'Need our help? section'

Read the ABTA LifeLine profile on the Turn2us Grants Search and make an online enquiry to the charity

*Name changed to protect applicant’s identity and stock images used.

Stock image of a woman to represent Barbara

Barbara's Story

Find out how Barbara was helped by ABTA LifeLine after her husband died

Read more about Barbara
Stock image of a man to represent Stephen

Stephen's Story

Find out how Stephen was helped by ABTA LifeLine when he needed to start a new life back in the UK

Learn more about Stephen