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Members Benevolent Fund

File 118834CSP's Members Benevolent Fund was set up in 1917 to assist members experiencing financial difficulties.

Do you need financial help yourself? Use CSP documentation to apply for MBF funds.

The fund is a source of support to this day, helping members, fellows, associates and students past and present who may be experiencing financial difficulties following, for example, an accident, serious illness or relationship break-up. 

How can the Members Benevolent Fund help?

Over the years MBF has helped many members with either a single grant or with regular monthly financial assistance to meet ongoing living costs or to help with the provision of heating or transport.

These contributions can assist towards:

  • special equipment to aid independent living
  • household repairs
  • short-term emergency childcare
  • unexpected costs incidents such as flooding or a car accident.

We can also pay the CSP subscriptions of those receiving assistance to keep them in touch with the Society. We are unable, however, pay for HCPC subscriptions as they can only be paid directly by the person themselves.

Who can apply?

The Members Benevolent Fund monies are available to help anyone who is or has been a full member of the Society (UK or overseas), an Associate member or a Student member.

If you need help or know someone who needs help, please contact us on for an application form or download one below. All applications are dealt with in complete confidence.

The MBF exists to assist you wherever it can, and will remain in touch for as long as support is required. This may be weeks or years.

How can you help?

The MBF Trustees are very grateful to the CSP who give the MBF an annual grant. This, together with income from the MBF Trust Fund, enables our work to continue.

However, we are also reliant on donations from CSP members to enable us to give those little extras like a gift at Christmas and on birthdays.

You can make a single donation or a regular contribution, and by using Gift Aid we can claim an extra 25p in the pound from the taxman on your donation.

You can now donate on line by visiting

You could hold a coffee morning or other event to assist the MBF or choose to remember the MBF in your will.

Members Benevolent Fund applications and queries

For MBF queries, application forms or more information about donations, please contact

The application forms are below. Members and Associates should use the general form and there is a separate one for Student Applications. Please do not change the forms in any way.

Please send the completed and signed form to the MBF at the CSP. Electronic forms can be sent to but must also be sent by post.


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Last reviewed

22 March 2017
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