How to Request Assistance

The unexpected may be round the next corner. As police officers we don’t know what the next incident holds for us, at work or at home, the Fund may help if you are a member.

The fund aims to provide assistance to members, (police officers paying contributions for at least 12 months and police officer pensioners who subscribed to the fund before retirement) and their families, who find themselves in circumstances where they may need benevolent or financial assistance.

  • Help has been given to those recovering from traumatic incidents at work or at home such as needle stick injuries, violence, accidents, assaults….the list is long.
  • Members who have children with disabilities have received computers, televisions and specialist transport. Grants have also been given to alter homes, build ramps and assist with specialist rooms.
  • The fund can also make a grant to members attending a Police Treatment Centre to assist with transport and incidental expenses.
  • The fund provides the finances for the Pensioners' Reunion.
  • Payment for floral tributes on the death of a member may be made from the fund.
  • In special cases, interest-free loans of up to £2,000 may be considered.
  • The provision of "critical incident breaks" is a role of the charity; however financial assistance for holidays abroad is only given in exceptional circumstances.

 lodge

The charity owns a holiday log cabin in the Lake District which, following a critical incident or stressful event can be provided to members free of charge.

How the applications are considered

Requests for assistance can be made to the benevolent fund mailbox or direct to any member of the Benevolent Fund Committee, accompanied by a financial statement (for all loan and grant applications) and a brief summary of the circumstances.

Each area command and department has a representative on the fund committee which meets bi-monthly; however urgent applications are considered between meetings.

All information supplied is kept strictly confidential.