How we can help

The Postal Family Fund is a charitable organisation and we help Royal Mail Group & Royal Mail Ltd families with children who face hardship.

We can help by making:

Regular grants

These are sums of money paid quarterly that can help with for example, the cost of travelling to hospital appointments or could supplement income and benefits to provide additional help to children. For this scheme colleagues should also be aware that they can seek assistance with child hardship issues via the helpline is available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm on 0345 600 4586.

University Bursaries

This scheme helps families support a young person at University or equivalent institution in the UK. The bursaries or grants are currently worth £1,750 per year and are paid for a maximum period of three years subject to evidence of registration and academic performance, and for those going to University for the first time an additional grant of £600.

To read about some of the families that we have helped see the - University Stories.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for information on how each application will be assessed by the Trustees.

Also check the university bursary eligibility criteria before you apply.

University Bursary scheme 2022 and 2023

Applications for university bursaries will commence in May 2022.
The applications are assessed between July and August every year.

Rising Stars Bursaries

These are aimed at families with children (under the age of 18) who have proven potential in the areas of music (instrumental and vocal), dance (classic and modern), drama or film, sport and who would benefit from a Summer School course or specialist master class, or an audition and whose families would otherwise find difficulty in providing funding for this type of education or the travel costs associated with attending such a course or audition. We hope to be able to offer these bursaries again later this year. Please check your Courier for details later this year or this website. Please keep an eye on our website for news and information.

To read about some of the families that we have helped see the - Rising Stars Stories.

Check the rising stars eligibility criteria before you apply.

Applications are now open for DofE Award - Duke of Edinburgh Award Help.
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