How to Apply

Our service of advice and assistance is available to members past and present. Wherever you live in the world, we’re accessible and ready to help you.

CIOB Benevolent Fund – we’re here for you

How to apply if you need help/assistance

Whether at the start of your career, mid-stream in your professional life or perhaps retired, we can help and support you and your family if you’re facing concerns.

The construction industry presents many challenges to the professionals working within. No person is immune from life’s unforeseen events, which can and do cause serious stresses.

We recognise CIOB members are professional and resourceful people, who build successful careers through great endeavour. Everyday life events can however, bring challenging problems and it can be difficult at times to identify the best option to take in a crisis.

The CIOB Benevolent Fund has been here and assisting members and families for over 25 years.  We’re ready and available to offer advice and assistance. The service is accessible to anyone who either is or has at any time been a member of the Institute.

The service is financed wholly from the generosity of CIOB members over the years and is in effect, by members-for members.

Everything that we do by way of support and assistance is totally confidential.  Integrity spans every process and we take pride in our service to members and their families.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve concerns. Whether you’re concerned about work, housing, money or other issues, we’re ready to help and advise.

If you’re facing financial hardship and need assistance, we have an application form on which to apply. The form is available to download and complete ‘off-line’.  When ready, you’ve the option to simply send your completed application form as an attachment to an email message.

All applications for financial help are considered by a panel of Trustees (CIOB Fellows) based upon the information provided by the member on the form. The application form is detailed in nature because this helps us to gain full understanding of members situations and how we help to best effect.

Applications are received and administered without delay, so you’re assured of a timely response.

Can we help you?

Call us on 01344 630780 to speak to our welfare advisor.

Alternatively, email or download our application form, which you can complete off-line and then send to us as an email attachment.

If you’ve concerns or difficulties and would like to speak to someone, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’re here for you.

The Guide – We’re here for you

Please download and read the guide for additional information.

  We’re here for you brochure


Please find below links for both the Application Form and the Fund Gift Aid form.

  Benevolent Fund Application Form

  Benevolent Fund Information

Contact us

To find out more about the Benevolent Fund:

You can reach us by phone (01344-630780) or email

Why it matters…

…pass on my heart-felt thanks to the Trustees and members in helping me overcome an insurmountable problem. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

CIOB Benevolent Fund Recipient

This financial help will make such a difference and I am extremely thankful to the Trustees for this assistance.

CIOB Benevolent Fund Recipient