Association of Charitable Organisations
ACO is the national umbrella body for benevolent charities. Any charity helping individuals can join the Association.
Tel: 020 7255 4480
Architects Benevolent Society
Provides assistance to architects, assistants, technologists and landscape architects and their dependants.
Tel: 020 7580 2823
Barristers Benevolent Association
Supports members of the Bar in
Tel: 020 7242 4761
Benevolent fund of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Provides advice, support and financial assistance to past Members (all grades) of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Tel: 01444 417 979
Chartered Certified Accountants Benevolent Fund
Assisting current and former members of ACCA or related finance organisations
Tel: 0207 059 5000
Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
Provides financial assistance to individuals working within film, cinema and television who encounter accident, illness, bereavement or unemployment
Tel: 020 7437 6567
Civil Service Benevolent Fund
Assists civil servants and individuals who work for associated organisations
Tel: 0800 0562424
Electrical & Electronics Industries Benevolent Association
Helps individuals who work, or have worked, in the electrical and electronics industries as well as any connected or allied industries and sciences, including mechanical engineering
Tel: 020 8673 0131
Helpline: 0800 652 1618
Elizabeth Finn Care
Elizabeth Finn Care gives money to help people who have less than £4,000 in savings and lack sustainable household income
Tel: 020 8834 9200
Helpline: 0800 413 220
Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund
Helps those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity, now and in the past, their children and dependents. Applications forms can be obtained from the address below and must be returned by 31st July annually.
BBC Pension & Benefits Centre, Broadcasting House, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ.
Indigent Gentlewomen’s Fund
Assists ladies of Scottish birth or education with professional or business backgrounds who exist on low incomes and have limited savings
Tel: 0131 229 2308
Journalists' Charity (Newspaper Press Fund)
Provides grants to journalists and their dependants in financial need
Tel: 01306 887511
Provides a range of services for past and present members of RICS, including legal advice, befriending programmes, counselling and monetary grants
Tel: 0845 6039057
Provides a number of support services including online advice and counselling services to members
Tel: 020 7409 3333
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
Provides a number of support services including online advice and counselling services to members. Pilot scheme to provide repayable loans for medical students. Referral is via your medical school.
Tel: 020 8540 9194
Provides financial assistance to severely disabled people to have access to equipment and services.
The Silver Line (helpline for older people)
This is a confidential free helpline for older people offering friendship, information and advice.
Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90
Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances
Provides financial assistance to women who live alone in the
Tel: 0800 587 4696
Teachers Support Network
A group of independent charities and a social enterprise that provide practical and emotional support to staff in the education sector and their families
Tel: 08000 562 561
Transport Benevolent Fund
Assists past and present public transport employees, including TFL workers.
Tel: 08450 100500
Helps individuals access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help
Tel: 0808 802 2000