A wide range of charities have been established to provide support for police officers and their families.
You can follow the links below to find details of the services offered by the charities.
The Blue Lamp Foundation The Blue Lamp Foundation was established in October 2010 by PC David Rathband after he was shot and permanently blinded by gunman Raoul Moat in Northumbria.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Benevolent Fund The Avon and Somerset Constabulary Benevolent Fund was created in 1974 when the previous smaller Bristol, Somerset and Bath Constabularies were amalgamated.
Call4Backup Call4Backup was founded to provide confidential and independent support, advice and direction to every member of Staff, Officer or Volunteer working within the UK Police Forces.
Christian Police Association Christian Police Association – information for Police Charities UK webpage
Defence Medical Welfare Service The Police Medical Welfare Service is provided by DMWS, a registered charity that has been delivering professional welfare services to frontline workers since 1943.
North West Police Benevolent Fund The object of the fund is to relieve members when they are in need. None of us know when we, or members of our family, will find themselves in need - a family crisis, a sudden bereavement, an unexpected illness.
Police Care UK Police Care UK makes sure both serving and former colleagues who suffer harm, and their families, have someone to turn to when things get tough.
Police Firearms Officers’ Association (PFOA) Created by firearms officers in 2009, the Association became a registered charity in England and Wales in 2010. The PFOA has over 6,500 members UK-wide
Police Pensioners’ Housing Association The Police Pensioners’ Housing Association Ltd (PPHA) was founded in 1968 to establish sheltered warden assisted accommodation for police pensioners and their spouses.
Police Rehabilitation Centre, Flint House Founded in 1890 by Miss Catherine Gurney OBE and based in Hove, West Brighton until the Centre moved to its present location in South Oxfordshire in 1988.
Sussex Police Charitable Trust The Sussex Police Charitable Trust is a registered charity here to support our members in times of need, hardship or distress by providing financial support, recuperative breaks and advice and guidance.
The Police Treatment Centres Miss Catherine Gurney OBE established a convalescent home for police officers called the Southern Police Convalescent Home in 1890 and the second one for northern police officers in Harrogate in 1897
Thin Blue Line UK The ThinBlueLineUK was established as a registered charity in 2019 after many years of raising awareness around police officers' mental health issues.
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.
Care Of Police Survivors (COPS) Care of Police Survivors (COPS) was founded in March 2003 by Jim McNulty and Christine Fulton.
The Gurney Fund Provides financial support for the care and education of children of deceased or medically retired police officers, on and off duty, from the 22 subscribing forces in England and Wales. A weekly allowance, distributed quarterly, is paid to the parent or guardian with whom the child lives.
The Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund The charity supports the children of serving and former officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police Forces.
The St George’s Police Children Trust The original Northern Police Orphanage for children of deceased police officers opened in north England in 1898 by Miss Catherine Gurney.
National Police Memorial Day National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) was founded by Sergeant Joe Holness QPM, a serving officer with Kent Police,after a fellow Kent officer, Constable Jon Odell, was brutally killed in December 2000.
Police Arboretum Memorial Trust The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust was started in 2015 to establish a new UKwide memorial that will complement the other memorials around the UK and be a place of ceremony, remembrance and quiet reflection.
Police Roll of Honour Trust The Police Roll of Honour Trust is a registered charity, founded in 2000 with the following objectives...
The Police Memorial Trust The Police Memorial Trust was the brainchild of film producer, Michael Winner after the fatal shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher on 17 April 1984.