Benevolent Fund

Benevolent Fund - Coronavirus Arrangements

Details of the NASUWT Benevolence Service for members and their families facing financial hardship

Any member wishing to access the NASUWT Benevolent Fund should contact by email their Regional Centre in England and their National Centre in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

On receipt of your email, arrangements will be made for you to be contacted by phone by an NASUWT Benevolence Visitor who will assist you in completing an application form. As you will appreciate, in the light of COVID-19, for the health and safety of members and our visitors, face-to-face meetings have been suspended for the time being.

In the event of a Benevolence Visitor not being available, our Legal and Casework Team will provide the necessary application form and advice.

If you require urgent assistance please email the Legal and Casework Team.

The NASUWT Benevolent Fund is available to members, former members, the dependants of members and former members, and dependants of deceased members, provided a subscription has been paid to the Union.

Sometimes, members experience financial hardship through no fault of their own and as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

These situations can arise because of chronic illness, bereavement, an accident or loss of employment through dismissal or redundancy.

The NASUWT Benevolent Fund was created to provide effective short-term assistance during such difficulties.

To make an application for benevolence assistance, contact your Local Association Secretary in the first instance.

Alternatively, you can contact the NASUWT Legal and Casework Team at:
Post: NASUWT Legal and Casework Team, Hillscourt Education Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8RS
Telephone: 0121 453 6150, weekdays between 8.30am and 5.30pm

Arrangements will be made for a Benevolence Visitor to visit you to complete the application form on your behalf.

All information will remain strictly confidential.

Other possible sources of help

For those members who have accumulated large or unmanageable debts, the Benevolent Fund provides access to a money advice service through Payplan (new window). Payplan is a free and confidential debt advice company which can provide advice on difficulties with debt and how best to manage such situations.

Members should also seek to maximise their income by ensuring they are in receipt of any state benefits to which they are entitled. You can contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (new window) to speak to an experienced advisor about your eligibility for state benefits.