Benevolent Fund

The Institute of Physics Benevolent Fund was established in 1924 by the first honorary treasurer, Major CES Philips.

Benevolent Fund

Over the years the fund has grown through the generosity of members of the Institute and members are still encouraged to support the fund by donations and bequests.

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The Benevolent Fund provides financial help to physicists, or their dependents, facing a critical need that cannot otherwise be met. Typically, it provides essential help to ease the burden of unemployment, sickness, financial hardship in old age, or it can help whilst on a career break. All enquiries and requests are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Letters marked Private and Confidential should be addressed to The Secretary of the Benevolent Fund, 76 Portland Place, London WIB 1NT or email

The Committee meets periodically during the year to consider applications for support but procedures exist to deal quickly with urgent cases.

Members considering a bequest to the fund should contact the Secretary for further information.

It’s your Benevolent Fund – make use of it.

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