Take the first step

Our advice and assistance is available to members past and present. Take the first step and get in touch.


Apply for Financial Assistance

For financial assistance, please complete the application form and return to Fund Secretary Frank MacDonald via email to [email protected].

Please note that financial assistance is only available to those who have been a member of the CIOB for 1 year or more

When filling in the application please ensure to include as much information as you can as this will help us to assist you the best we can.

Once submitted, the document will be reviewed by a panel of Trustees (CIOB Fellows). You may be contacted to discuss parts of your application further. Applications are received and administered without delay, so you’re assured of a timely response.

All information provided in the application is strictly confidential.

Other ways we can help

Alongside financial support, we can also help by:

  • Offering advice and support if you have concerns about housing, employment, finances, or just want somebody to talk to
  • Assisting families with budgeting advice and with identifying sources of additional support
  • Providing advice and guidance on matters of employment/housing rights
  • Working alongside Anxiety UK, we can support members struggling with anxiety and stress disorders

Advice and mental support is accessible to all members from the very beginning of membership. Get in touch today and find out how we can help.