The Welfare & Benevolent Fund is a charity set up by British Airways to help both current and former employees of British Airways and its predecessor companies, and their dependants, who are experiencing severe financial hardship. The Fund is governed by a ‘trust deed’, registered with the charities commission, which defines its scope and constitution. There are six trustees comprising current and former employees of British Airways.

Grants are awarded to assist with the purchase of necessary goods or services that cannot be afforded from normal income. Almost any one-off cost will be considered, although the Trust cannot provide ongoing support. Examples of items for which grants have recently been awarded are mobility aids or special equipment, appliances for the home, and property maintenance and adaptations.

There is a means tested application process which would normally include a visit from a caseworker to complete an application form. The Trustees are unable to consider applications for help to clear debts or to assist with the cost of private medical treatment, private education or air travel.

All applications are treated in strict confidence and reviewed on their individual merits. You can download a copy of the Welfare & Benevolent Fund Guidelines here.

For further information or to discuss making an application please complete the enquiry form below & post to :  BA Welfare & Benevolent Fund, c/o BA Clubs, Regus 450, Bath Road, Longford, UB7 0EB.

download a copy of the enquiry form here