Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund provides financial help to IOP members, or their dependants, facing a critical need that cannot otherwise be met.

 The Fund provides help for situations such as:

  • unemployment
  • sickness
  • financial hardship in old age
  • a career break

The Benevolent Fund and Covid-19

If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, the Fund may be able to offer assistance. For example, if your normal income has been significantly reduced the Fund may be able to provide a loan or grant to help with day-to-day expenses. Other help could include support to cover carer’s expenses if you or a family member has been badly affected.​​

Professor Julian Jones OBE, Chair of the Benevolent Fund, comments: 

“The Benevolent Fund is here to help members of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine at unexpected times of need​. Please get in touch with us to begin a conversation – we are open and willing to discuss ways of helping you or your loved ones. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.”

How to apply

The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees which meets regularly to consider any applications for support.  

To make an enquiry or application, contact the Benevolent Fund committee by emailing benfund@iop.org. You can also write to:

Benevolent Fund Secretary
C/O Crosswinds
Ferry Road
Iwade, Kent, ME9 8RE