West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund

Each year West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund provides financial and practical support to serving officers, retired officers, police staff and their families in times of hardship or distress.

Whether it’s helping members through bereavement, a loved one’s critical illness, or another unexpected life event, the Benevolent Fund is often the first point of contact for many people in times of crisis.

In the last 10 years the Fund has handed out over £1 million in grants, gifts and loans and offers a range of benefits, including;

  • Convalescence and rehabilitation breaks to help officers and police staff recover from injury or illness,
  • Death in service grants, as well as ongoing financial support to the widows and orphans of serving officers or staff who have sadly passed away during their police service.
  • Sickness vouchers
  • Seaside breaks at the Fund’s two holiday homes

The fund relies on subscriptions from members as well as public donations. Money raised provides life changing equipment, including mobility aids, to members who have been injured whilst on duty. Donations also support members diagnosed with a serious illness, recovering from life-changing surgery or coping with a chronic health condition.

 “Serving for the police we spend most of our professional lives caring for the public… but sometimes we need to be cared for too.

“The Benevolent Fund was there as my safety blanket, just as officers are there for the public day in day out.”    Serving West Midlands Police officer