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New Hampshire Hospitality
Employee Relief Fund

Created in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund has evolved to support all of NH’s food service, lodging, and attraction employees who are facing unforeseen hardships with financial support.

We’ve helped over 800 hospitality employees and distributed over $200,000 in relief grants since the fund’s inception. 

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Eligibility

New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund Contact Info

Amie Pariseau
(603) 228-9585
apariseau@nhlra.com

Eligible applicants must: 

  • Reside and work in the state of New Hampshire.

  • Have an annual taxable income of $60,000 or less.

  • Have or held a position in the beverage, food service, or hospitality industry within the last 60 days.

  • Can provide proof of employment within the last 60 days (pay stubs).

Serving Those Who Serve Us

The New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund is a nonprofit fund that provides one-time grants of up to $250 to hospitality employees experiencing a crisis like an illness or natural disaster. These grants cover housing, living, and medical expenses. 

If you are in need of assistance, please review the eligibility requirements below and then complete the application form.

All grant requests will be reviewed on their merits by a committee comprised of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation and NHLRA board members on an as-needed basis.

Our goal is to help every employee, but our funding sources are limited. Please note that applications are not guarantees of funding. Funding continues to be on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who complete the application, its requirements, and meet all of the eligibility criteria.

  • ARE OWNERS AND OPERATORS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS?
    Owners/operators of eligible establishments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grant funding will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • IF I WAS FIRED, CAN I APPLY FOR A GRANT?
    Applicants who were terminated due to their own actions are not eligible for relief grants.
  • DO YOU MAKE DONATIONS TO OTHER NONPROFITS?
    The NHHERF may make donations to other nonprofit organizations or match funds in support of a business or individual in the hospitality industry at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE EMPLOYMENT?
    Restaurants Fast-casual or quick-service establishments Bars Cafeterias Nightclubs Wineries and breweries which offer beverage tastings Lodging property employees Food Kiosks or similar establishments Venues that offer event services such as conference centers, golf courses, and ski resorts Commissioned Food and Beverage Sales Representatives

Help Us Support Employees
During Life's Toughest Moments

The NHHERF is made entirely possible through generous donors. Make a difference today by contributing a tax-deductible donation.

Barista worker

Thank you to these donors for their generous support of NH's hospitality employees. 

OUR ABOVE AND

BEYOND DONOR

Over $102,000 Donated by the New

Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlets

NH Liquor and Wine Outlet Logo

DIAMOND DONORS

Over $20,000 Donated

Martignetti 2024 Logo
Tito's Logo

PLATINUM DONORS

Between $10,000 - $19,999 Donated

Amoskeag Logo
Fabrizia Spirits Logo
Feed NH Logo
Granite United Way Logo
Gratuity Pale Ale Logo
JP Pest Services Logo
The Common Man Logo

GOLD DONORS

Between $5,000 - $9,999 Donated

Anhueser Busch Logo
Bayside Distributing Logo
Bellavance Beverage Co Logo
The Boston Beer Company Logo
Constellation Brands Logo
Heineken Logo
Matua New Zealand Logo
Molson Coors Logo
NH Distributor Logo
Skrewball Logo
Stoneface Brewing Logo
West Lebanon Feed & Supply Logo
White Claw Logo

SILVER DONORS

Between $2,500 - $4,999 Donated

Able Ebenezer Logo
NH Brewers Association Color Logo

BRONZE DONORS

Between $1,000 - $2,499 Donated

Jagermeister Logo
Hospitality Insurance Group Logo
Ames Farm Inn Logo
Great American Hotel Group Logo
Delicato Logo
McLean Communications Logo
Sprague Logo
Spyglass Logo
Teremana Logo
  • ARE OWNERS AND OPERATORS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS?
    Owners/operators of eligible establishments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grant funding will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • IF I WAS FIRED, CAN I APPLY FOR A GRANT?
    Applicants who were terminated due to their own actions are not eligible for relief grants.
  • DO YOU MAKE DONATIONS TO OTHER NONPROFITS?
    The NHHERF may make donations to other nonprofit organizations or match funds in support of a business or individual in the hospitality industry at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE EMPLOYMENT?
    Restaurants Fast-casual or quick-service establishments Bars Cafeterias Nightclubs Wineries and breweries which offer beverage tastings Lodging property employees Food Kiosks or similar establishments Venues that offer event services such as conference centers, golf courses, and ski resorts Commissioned Food and Beverage Sales Representatives
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