UK Regional Councils Benevolent Fund
When did the fund begin?
Many years ago, benevolent funds were started in the UK within each region, to assist members in times of need. All four UK funds were later merged to form the present UK Benevolent Fund.
How is it funded?
Branches are encouraged to regularly support the fund with donations, for which the trustees are continually grateful.
Who administers the fund?
Members and fund trustees administer the fund from regular meetings and adjudicate on all grant applications.
Who qualifies for grants?
Any member of Foresters in good standing who has been a member for at least one year. However, the fund is for needy members who are experiencing a difficult period in their lives.
What will it fund?
The trustees consider all applications including specific needs and purchases and assist during difficult periods, including disaster relief.
How can I apply?
A member must contact Member Services on 0800 990066 for further details all calls are confidential.
How long will this take?
Trustees ensure a response within four weeks of receipt of the completed form– sooner if there is a need.
(Registered Charity No: 266347)