Ben Fund office: +44 (0) 1444 417 979

Free 24hr helpline: 0800 587 3428

Overseas Helpline: +44 203 701 7066


ICE Ben Fund Office to speak to a staff member directly (8.45am-5pm, Mon-Fri) or Contact us
24/7 helpline for help on a number of issues and for urgent help outside of Ben Fund office hours (contact number from UK & Overseas shown above)

About us

Supporting the shapers of this world since 1864

The history of the ICE Benevolent Fund spans 150 years and, during that period, it has helped over 35,000 civil engineers and their families.

The Institution of Civil Engineers Benevolent Fund gives back to the people who quietly contribute so much to society by shaping the world around us.

We’re here to help all civil engineers who are, or have been, members of ICE. We’re also here for their families.

Our toolkit of support and development equips ICE members and their families to deal with the pressures of everyday life. It also helps members reach their potential in their personal and professional development.

Life’s challenges come in different guises from crises such as redundancy, illness and bereavement to the more predictable such as retirement preparation, financial planning and career progression. In all of these cases, we support ICE members and their families all over the world.

For more information, visit the Support and Development pages.

To see more detail about our staff team and Board of Trustees go to Who’s Who.


The governing document that outlines our charitable objects is downloadable from the link below, along with our latest annual report and set of accounts.

Annual Report and Accounts 2017

2017 Impact at a Glance

Articles of Association July 2015

Application for ICE Benevolent Fund membership