We are a membership organisation available to both serving and retired officers and in some cases their families too.  There are currently 16,500 members of the Ben Fund.

Are You A Member?

If your pay slip shows a deduction to Benevolent Fund then you are a member and can benefit from the fund.

If you are not a member then you could miss out on;

  • Death Benefits
  • Convalescent & Treatment Centres
  • Loans & Grants
  • Holiday Homes

What Does It Cost?

Your donation is subject to payroll giving where you get the benefit of tax relief. Your payslip shows a deduction of £7.40. This is deducted from your gross pay total before tax is applied. Therefore, there is tax relief on the £7.40 at the rate you pay tax, so the net result with regard to donations for a 20% taxpayer, is actually £5.92 per month, and for a 40% taxpayer, £4.44 per month. If you pull out, you won’t be saving the full amount and the real saving is actually minimal.

The same principle applies to retired officers. The £5 donation equals £4 for a 20% taxpayer and £3 for a 40% taxpayer.



You can apply for treatments as part of your membership as an in or out patient or as part of our non membership offering.


Pamper Days and Events

We’re now offering £95 pamper packages and wellbeing breaks at St Michael’s Lodge including: > Full range of massages > Reflexology > Gym facilities > Swimming pool, sauna, large outside hot tub, games room, relaxing lounges > Lunch and refreshments > Overnight bed and breakfast (additional nights available on request) > Glass of prosecco in arrival We also run regular pamper events although they have limited availability – keep an eye on our Latest News section for future dates and details.