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CSIS Charity Fund keeps in close contact with its various beneficiaries and partner organisations throughout the year.  This page is dedicated to keeping them and our supporters up to date with our activities and special events.

CSIS Charity Fund beneficiaries in 2016

Our primary role is to relieve hardship by using the annual surplus donated by CSIS to help people in the civil and public sector. We do this by awarding grants to suitable charities and providing financial support direct to the spouses or dependants of deceased CSIS policyholders.

While the 'our aims and our work 'section of the web site shows the support we provided to charities in 2015, grant allocations totalling more than £668,000 have now been agreed by the CSIS Charity Fund for 2016, aimed at supporting serving, former and retired civil and public servants and their families during times of need, hardship and distress. Below are the latest allocations for CSIS Charity Fund beneficiary organisations.

Further grants may be made during the year as result of subsequent applications or clarification of information from existing applicants. Also shown below are responses from a number of the charities receiving our funding this year.

Summary of 2016 awards £
Widows of CSIS policy holders 29,183
BT Benevolent Fund 20,000
The Charity for Civil Servants 125,000
Civil Service Retirement Fellowship 65,000
POOBI 25,000
Rowland Hill Fund 50,000
Civil Service Sports Council 1,500
Education Support Partnership 30,000
MoD Family Activity Breaks 30,00
NAPO - The Edridge Fund 10,000
NHS Retirement Fellowship 25,000
NI Retired Prison Officers Fellowship 40,000
OSPBS 7,000
PCS 10,000
Prison Officers Association 15,000
Railway Benefit Fund 70,000
Canterbury Oast Trust 15,000
Relatives & Residents Association 30,000
TOP 10,000
Hospice UK 50,000
Veterans Aid 10,000
Music in Hospitals 1,000
Total £668,683
Responses from some of our beneficiaries:

Hospice UK
'We are absolutely delighted that the Charity Fund have decided to continue to support hospice care...again this year. Your grants have a real tangible effect on the quality of care that people at the end of their life receive ....thanks to this new grant even more people across the UK will experience these benefits...'

Canterbury Oast Trust web site:
'...our generous friends at the CSIS Charity Fund have donated £15,000 to fund a new training kitchen within the Granary Restaurant...with this further support we'll be able to create a new specialised training kitchen area...this will open new opportunities for students, provide accessible facilities and widen the scope of our training...

NHS Retirement Fellowship:
'Thank you for awarding us with grants to extend the charity to new members and develop the benevolent fund. The projects will be very important to us as we enter a new phase of development...and the extension of membership to current staff and to social care staff and retirees.'

Railway Benefit Fund:
'...The donation will make a vast difference in terms of the support we can give to our applicants...the market research will also help us to tailor our services to better meet the needs and expectations of the industry we serve.'

Rowland Hill Fund:
'...Your very valuable donation allows the Fund to help people who find themselves dealing with unexpected events in their lives. Financial stress has a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of families and we aim to improve their lives and give them much needed independence. '

Address CSIS Charity Fund
7 Colman House
King Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1DD

Telephone Number 01622 766963

Email Address info@csischarityfund.org

Company Reg No: 06414570
Registered Charity No: 1121671