The Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded in 1882 by Sir Henry Irving to care for actors and actresses unable to work because of accidents, illness or old age. The Fund helps in a variety of ways, all of which are geared towards maintaining independence and improving quality of life.
Engineers are vital in many aspects of our lives today. With urgent global engineering challenges to be solved, especially in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, The Smallpeice Trust’s Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme believes that more outstanding young people should be encouraged to become tomorrow’s leaders of the engineering profession.
The Conservative Foundation was established to strengthen the financial future of the Conservative Party through legacy gifts. All legacies received are exempt of inheritance tax, and are placed in a ring-fenced endowment fund. The fund is managed by an Independent Board of Directors, and is used solely to help fight and win future General Elections.
The Hunt Staff Benefit Society (HSBS) was founded in 1872 with the aim of providing pensions and other benefits to professional Hunt Staff. Today, the Society functions as a Registered Friendly Society (No. 698F) run by and for people in the hunting community. Anyone employed by a Hunt, whether in the kennels, stables or any other part of the Hunt establishment, can join the Pension Scheme, which has been specifically designed for Hunt Staff.
We formed in 1915, originally to support the widows and children of those soldiers killed in the Great War, later adding veterans and retired nursing staff to those we help.
We offer financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants. We strive to build personal relationships and will tailor our support to suit you. If we can’t directly provide what you need, we’ll do our best to liaise with other organisations and agencies on your behalf. We’re here for the small things as well as the big and treat every application for support on its own merits, working with compassion and discretion.