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Bankers Benevolent Fund Charity Profile
The Bankers Benevolent Fund is the independent occupational benevolent fund for the banking community. It is a registered charity for UK bank employees, past and present, and their dependants. This website sets out to explain the work the Fund undertakes and the kind of people we help. It also shows how you can apply to us for assistance, and how you can support us. If you don't have an occupational connection to a bank help may still be available from other occupational benevolent funds.
We relieve poverty and sickness amongst bank employees, their families, children and dependents. We define 'poverty' by using incomes data provided by government which we adjust to individual family circumstances. We define 'sickness' as long term ill health or disability for which state benefits are paid.
In considering applications we take into account length of service, income, savings and individual circumstances. Every application for help is considered on its merits.
- help children from low income families (who have suffered parental bereavement or disability) to achieve their educational potential and pursue life chances.
- help sick or disabled adults and children to improve the quality of their lives.
- help older people to lead independent, modest but adequate lifestyles, to beat social exclusion, to be free from worry about the major costs associated with mobility, safety and security and basic home essentials.
Bankers Benevolent Fund Volunteer Information
There are a number of ways you could help the Fund as a volunteer. You could: become your bank’s coordinator to provide us with new beneficiary cases, publicise the work of the Fund within your bank or your pensioner community, act as fundraising co-ordinator within your bank, select the Fund as your chosen charity for sponsored events.
At the moment, the Fund does not have any volunteer workers, but we have introduced a new coordination role, so we are very interested in hearing from people working with the banks or their pensioner communities who would be willing to act as a remote volunteer worker for the Fund in any of the above four roles.