About Us

Formerly known as The Post Office Orphans Benevolent Institution (POOBI), the Postal Family Fund is a small charity that supports the dreams and ambitions of children from postal families. We are committed to ensuring postal children have opportunities to thrive and reach their full potential. We do this by assisting families in challenging circumstances, supporting children to access education and enrichment activities, and funding essential equipment.

Our History

Supporting postal families for over 150 year

The charity was established in 1870 by staff from the General Post Office (a forerunner of Royal Mail Group& Post Office Ltd) to help the families of their colleagues who faced hardship as a result of death or chronic illness or disability.

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Our Management

The Postal Family Fund is operated by a committee of Trustees who include Royal Mail employees and retired Royal Mail staff. It is supported by a Secretary to the Trustees. 

The Postal Family Fund produces audited accounts each year (our year runs from 1st January to 31st December). The auditors are RE Jones and Co Ltd Chartered Accountants. 

The Postal Family Fund is a registered trademark (registered in the UK).

Banking is through Barclays Bank plc (Registered No: 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP) and the investments are managed by Cazenove Capital Management, part of Schroders & Co Limited at 12 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA. 

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