How we support you

One-off grants

Depending on your circumstances.

Monthly payments

To those with limited income or unable to work.

Help with independence

Paying for disability aids, adaptations or equipment.

House repairs or maintenance

To support you at home.

Residential or nursing home fees

Top up fees for you or your partner.


Helping you have time out or helping carers have a break.

Whatever your reason for needing support, please contact us to find out how we can help.

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ICE membership loyalty is rewarded. If you have had 5 years’ consecutive paid membership with the ICE, you, and your *immediate family members can access support, even if you are no longer a member of the ICE.

Making ends meet, especially if your circumstances change dramatically through ill health, unemployment or bereavement can be a constant balancing act. We’re here to help you. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please get in touch.

*partner or spouse of a former ICE member, or a dependent child under 18 years of age

One-off payments

We can provide one-off grants to get you through a particularly challenging time, perhaps to purchase a specific piece of equipment or an item that would make your life easier.

Examples include disability aids and help with property maintenance or necessary home improvements.

Ongoing support

We can also offer monthly grants for up to six months, sometimes longer depending on circumstance.

This might involve supporting former members through illness, periods of unemployment or those facing a temporary setback.

Apply online today

You don't have to be at crisis point to approach the Ben Fund for help. If you are feeling the strain, contact us now.

You can check your eligibility status below and then start the process by applying online or downloading the application form.

Find out if you are eligible for this service

The Ben Fund helped me when John was no longer around.
Norma - widow of Member

Norma's husband, John, tragically died after suffering from a brain tumour. Deeply traumatised, Norma struggled to get on with life and soon found it hard to make ends meet.

We were able to help by providing housing and financial support.