Benevolent Fund

As a membership body, one of IOSH’s greatest strengths lies in the networking and peer support opportunities that we facilitate.  However, support of a more tangible nature is sometimes needed by members of IOSH.

IOSH’s Benevolent Fund (IBF) offers practical assistance to Institution members, former members and former employees suffering from extended ill health or disability, or experiencing hardship during a prolonged period of unemployment.  The Fund is registered with the Charity Commission and has a history dating back more than 20 years. Over those years, the Fund has helped a number of current and former members, their families and dependents, during times of crisis and hardship.

The Trustees of the IOSH Benevolent Fund are able to support members by offering:

  • practical help during a period of illness
  • aids for temporary or permanent disability, and
  • help during unemployment – including education or training fees.

Current Trustees

  • Teresa Budworth
  • Nick Cornwell-Smith (Chairman)
  • Steve Granger
  • Lynn Judge
  • Bev Messinger

The IOSH Benevolent Fund is administered by Sue Wood, Corporate Services Administrator, reporting to the Interim Director of Finance.

Read the Benevolent Fund report for the year ended 31 March 2017.


Applications for grants from the Fund are always welcomed and are treated in total confidence. The IBF application form can be downloaded, however, it is advisable that you contact in the first instance, explaining the circumstances and the type of assistance that's needed.

Benevolent fund team

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