Who we are
CSIS Charity Fund is an independent registered charity, linked to the Civil Service Insurance Society* (hence the CSIS in our name).
A Deed of Covenant between the charity and the insurance society instructs CSIS to pay us its annual trading surplus. This gives us the funds we need to meet our aims – namely ‘the relief of need, hardship and distress among serving, former and retired civil and public servants and their dependants’.
Our activities are regulated by the Charity Commission. The decision on how our funds are used is made by a board of independent Trustees. The board’s primary aim is to give grants to other charitable and not-for-profit bodies that provide advice, support and practical help to those who have been involved in civil or public life. Those charities may offer help direct to individuals, or fund projects that benefit them within the communities where they live. Since 2008, we have awarded grants totalling nearly £5 million.
Additionally, the Trustees make a small number of discretionary annual grants direct to the spouses of deceased CSIS policyholders. The heritage of this grant-giving can be traced back to 1906, when a benevolent fund was established to help the widows and orphans of civil servants who had purchased CSIS insurance policies. See Get the right help
To find out more about the people and organisations we support today, the history of the charity, our trustees and our finances, click on the relevant pages in the ‘More about us’ section in the menu above.
* Civil Service Insurance Society
CSIS is an award-winning not-for-profit insurance intermediary, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It markets good quality, competitively priced insurance products exclusively to civil and public servants, which it has done for more than 100 years. To find out more about CSIS click here.