Looking after our members when they need it most
We value our members and believe that they, like everyone, have the right to be happy, healthy and safe. That’s why, in 1937, we created the CIEH Welfare Fund, and we’ve been helping our members and their dependents in times of need ever since.
Whether it’s support in your twilight years, or help with unexpected costs at a time of crisis, each application for funding is individually considered based on all the information provided.
The fund is supported by the generosity of our members. You can donate to the fund at any time by cheque, or online when renewing your membership.
For more information, please see our FAQs and testimonials below.
As a charity in its own right, the Welfare Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees (the members of which are the CIEH trustees). Day-to-day management of the Fund is delegated to an independent committee (appointed in the same way as CIEH's other governance committees and advisory groups).
You can find details of the Fund's governance in our Operational Procedures.
Members of the Committee are:
|Jonathan Hayes (Chair)||Fiona MacLeod|
There are currently two vacancies on the Committee.
If you have any questions about the fund, please use this contact form.
The fund is for the benefit of our members and/or their dependants.
No, any member can apply.
Not necessarily and this isn't always possible.
There is no maximum or minimum. All cases are considered individually once the welfare fund board have all the information.
Once we have all the details, the Board will discuss the claim by e-mail and come to a decision, which will then be relayed to the claimant. Any support agreed will then be put into place immediately.
Most of the time, but not always (see examples below).
Not at the moment, as we would need a Credit Licence. However, if we receive enough requests for loans, then we may apply for one in future.
The process is completely confidential. Even the Fund Trustees usually only know the claimant by their initials.
The Welfare Fund Operational Procedures are available here.
The fund is there for many different situations. Here are just a few examples of members that have been assisted by the fund: