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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.

Backing postal family children with an exceptional talent or passion.

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University Bursary for postal family support

Supporting postal family young people at university or an equivalent institution.

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Helping postal families with children who need extra support.

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How to Apply

Your application will be dealt with in strict confidence. It will only be seen by members of the Postal Family Fund.

Call Helpline

To apply for a Regular Grant, ring the Confidential Helpline on 0345 600 4586.
Open Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Create Account

For a University Bursary or Rising Stars Bursary, create a Postal Family Fund account to access your application form.


Unsure how to make an application? First take a look at the FAQs page. Or email us on

Meet the people we have helped

Chelsie lands dream paramedic job thanks to university bursary

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.

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People Like Us - Esther authors book on mental health

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.

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Jay goes from strength to strength in BMX Racing

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”.

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A postman's son, Jay forges a career in top IT consultancy

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.’

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Get involved

None of us can predict what lies ahead, but by contributing to the charity, we can be sure that if anything untoward happens, our children will benefit from any financial help the charity can provide.

The Postal Family Fund

Supporting postal families for over 150 years

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.

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The Rowland Hill Fund

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.

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"The Postal Family Fund changed my life and I feel so lucky. The experience has been amazing and I'm really grateful. Without the grant I wouldn't have been able to do extra courses and events, which really helped me learn more about the profession."

Chelsie Read - Greenwich University Graduate

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