Grants Spotlight: The Insurance Charities
The Insurance Charities is the charity for the UK and Irish insurance industry, which has been providing support for current and former insurance employees and their dependants since 1902.
Last year the charity gave over £1.2 million of help to insurance people in need.
What help is available?
The Insurance Charities' aim is to ensure that all insurance employees in the UK and Ireland are aware that it is here to help them in times of need.
The charity can help with one-off payments, such as washing machines or other household appliances, or provide on-going help until individuals and families are able to support themselves.
It can also signpost people to specialist advice and give practical support to those with health, money management and housing concerns.
The Insurance Charities understands that anyone can suffer a misfortune in their life which can turn their world upside-down and transform their day-to-day life from being manageable to unmanageable. Whether it is an illness that means a parent can no longer work, a child with health issues that require on-going treatment or a breakdown of a relationship or redundancy, it can be there to provide support.
Who is eligible for support from the Insurance Charities?
The Insurance Charities support anyone in the insurance sector, from brokers, to loss adjusters, claims assistants, underwriters, call centre operators or personal assistants in an insurance company. As long as your employment is insurance related and you meet the eligibility criteria, the charity can support you.