Benevolent Fund

Established by a Trust Deed dated 28 April 1938, the Benevolent Fund exists to relieve poverty among members of the Association, their widows and their children and to assist in the education of such children. The Fund is therefore intended to meet the needs of our members and their families who find themselves in distressed circumstances. For the purpose of the relevant clause, the expression “Members of the Association” includes all persons who “have been or are now or shall hereafter” be Members of the Association.

Claims need to be made in writing (via letter or email) to the Honorary Treasurer and should include the following details:

  • Exactly what the assistance is needed for
  • The amount required
  • Over what period assistance is required

Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis at the Executive meeting held after the request is received. A written response is given shortly after by the Honorary Treasurer.

Payments are made by BACS transfer and we will request your bank details if your request is successful.