Postal Family Fund is a charitable organisation concerned with children’s wellbeing. We are here to help Royal Mail and Post Office families with children who are facing difficulties and need extra support. We offer the following help.
In 2023 the Postal Family Fund hit a new spend record of £537,000, supporting over 400 children at different times during the year. At the end of 2023 we were proud to be supporting 100 families with regular grants, 173 university students, 4 apprentices, 41 ‘Rising Star’ children with their talents and passions outside of school and 14 children undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh award.
Harry’s father, spoke about Harry’s Rising Stars award and its impact.
‘It has helped Harry with his JDC Junior Darts Development, especially with travel expenses, without which we couldn’t afford it.’
We are proud to support Harry. Best of luck!Read Harry's story
‘All Amelia wants to do is play golf. She would like to eventually go to golf college then obtain her tour card. This award will assist Amelia on a step towards her ultimate goal. Thank you Rising Stars!’
We are delighted to offer our support to Amelia. Good luck!Read Amelia's story
After hearing about the scheme from a colleague, dad Graham Read applied for the award, which allowed his daughter to complete a three-year paramedic science degree. ‘I’d definitely recommend the Postal Family Fund…’ said Graham. Chelsie is now a qualified paramedic working for the South Western Ambulance service in Bristol.Read Chelsie's story
Esther explores teens navigating their way through a technology dictated world and the impact it has on their mental health. It aims to provide comfort and advice to those who feel unsupported. The Rising Stars bursary allowed Esther to publicise her inspirational book.Read Esther's story
The money that the Postal Family Fund provided went towards Jay’s new Cruiser bike. Maryanne, Jay’s mum, says “without the grant from the Postal Family Fund I would not have been able to have afforded the higher spec bike or all the zoom sessions which have allowed Jay to be in the position he is currently in”.Read Jay's story
Postal worker Manjit Ugra secured funding from the Postal Family Fund for his son Jay to study economics at the University of Birmingham. Jay said, ‘I’m hugely grateful to the Postal Family Fund. I’d saved up since I was born to go to university, but I still couldn’t have afforded to go without the extra help.’Read Jay's story
Your application will be dealt with in strict confidence. It will only be seen by members of the Postal Family Fund team.
For all bursary applications, please create a Postal Family Fund account to access your application form.
Formerly known as The Post Office Orphans Benevolent Institution (POOBI), the Postal Family Fund is a charitable organisation established in 1870 by staff from the General Post Office (a forerunner of Royal Mail Group & Post Office Ltd). It was set up to help the families of their colleagues who faced hardship as a result of death or chronic illness or disability.Discover More
We work very closely with the Rowland Hill Fund. The postal peoples charity will refer cases to us where it feels children are demonstrably impacted through parental death, absence, disability, chronic illness of parent or child, or other serious family issue which is restricting development.Learn More
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