Support for bereaved families of emergency services personnel

Guidance and form for organisations to apply to manage an endowment fund and support bereaved families of emergency services workers.


Support for bereaved families of emergency services personnel: call for an endowment and support partner - guidance for applicants

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The government allocated £8 million to organisations in England to support emergency services workers and volunteers, funded through LIBOR fines. This follows the report on a consultation with emergency services frontline staff and support organisations. The report highlighted 3 priority areas for funding: mental health, physical recuperation and bereavement support.

We will set up an endowment of £1 million for the dependents of emergency services personnel who have become bereaved as a result of active service in England. The endowment should be invested to generate a sustainable and regular income, to be used to fund support.

We invite organisations to apply to manage this endowment and the support for bereaved families. The endowment will be awarded as a grant. We will grant funding to a single organisation (or a partnership/consortia of organisations with a lead body) that can provide support across the emergency services personnel.

Read the guidance, complete the form and send it to by 10am on Thursday 4 December 2014.

The deadline has been extended from 17 November to 10am on 4 December 2014.

Published 3 October 2014
Last updated 13 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. The deadline for applications has been extended to 10am, 4 December 2014.
  2. First published.