There are various Benefits available through your membership.
These include payments to you or your next of Kin in the most extreme of circumstances such as Death or Loss of Employment due to Ill Health.
There are further benefits such as Ex Gratia Payments due to financial hardship.
There is also support through Advice and Guidance and Sign Posting when Professional help is needed.
There is someone who will listen to you and will be there with a word of support.
There is also the benefit of knowing that your £1 per month will help others less fortunate than yourself.
There is the reassurance that someone is there should you need them and the reassurance that you have helped enable that support being there for others.
What’s in it for me?
Quarterly Prize Draws where all members have the chance to win up to £100 to help with those unexpected bills.
The satisfaction that you are helping someone.
The reassurance that support is there should you be unfortunate enough to need it.
May you be fortunate enough never to need help from the Benevolent Fund but please be kind enough to help others who do.
How do I join?
There are 2 ways to join SECAmb Benevolent Fund.
1. Apply by Post
Just complete the application form which is part of the SECAmb Benevolent Fund leaflet along with your payment details and send via internal mail or post to SECAmb Benevolent Fund c/o Ashford Make Ready Centre.
Put your full name, the date of the application and your Base (e.g. workplace).
Next you need to put your current home address or one where you would like any communication to be sent to. This should not be your workplace.
2. Apply Online
Complete the online application form and make one payment which gives you 12 months membership with immediate effect.
You can also refer to the How to Join section on this website.
How do I pay?
The postal application form has details for payment via Docas. Don’t forget to sign the form.
The online application form allows you to make one payment via PayPal which gives you 12 months membership.
Who can join?
To become a member you will need to be paid and employed by the Trust, this includes full time, part time and bank staff.
You can also become a member if you are an associate employee and work within SECAmb but are paid by a company outside of the Trust, which has been granted access to membership by the Benevolent Fund Trustees. Contact us for further details.
Why Should I join?
The Benevolent Fund is a charitable institution in existence to support its members in times of need.
Who knows when these times will occur but all of us appreciate help when it’s needed most.
The death and ill health financial benefits are available after 12 months membership and are there for the worst of times to offer support and comfort.
There is immediate welfare support and when agreed by the Trustees, financial support through temporary or unexpected events.
Who should I nominate?
The Nominee is the person who you want to benefit should you die in service.
This is normally your spouse/partner but could be your child or one of your parents.
You would receive a benefit payment should the worst happen to your Nominee.
It is important to remember that this benefit can only be claimed once during your membership.
What if I want to change my Nominee?
If a relationship breaks down or you wish to change your nominee, all you need to do is let us know as soon as possible.