Rowland Hill awareness week

Rowland Hill awareness week

This week is Rowland Hill awareness week – but how much do you know about The Rowland Hill fund?

The Rowland Hill Fund was established in 1882 as a memorial to the great postal reformer, and founder of the modern postal service, Sir Rowland Hill, who retired as Secretary of the Post Office in 1864.  Today the fund supports current and past Post Office and Royal Mail colleagues in times of financial need with practical financial help.  The support available includes help with rent, mortgage and utility bill arrears, disability aids and much more.

 

Did you know?

  • In 2017/18 The Rowland Hill Fund gave £500,000 to our people
  • It has helped with rent and mortgage arrears, council tax arrears, utility bills, hospital travelling expenses, disability aids, essential household goods, funeral expenses, counselling and much more
  • Representatives from the fund can come and talk to you or send you presentations and literature
  • We have local Ambassadors who help sign-post people to our charity, just ask us if there is one in your area
  • You can get involved by fundraising – how about a Christmas Jumper, Socks, Tie day at your office.

Myth Busters:

  • You do not need to contribute to the Fund to apply and receive a grant
  • You do not need to pay-back any grant made
  • It’s completely confidential and your information is never shared (unless you agree to tell your story)
  • The Rowland Hill fund is a completely independent Charity
  • In 2017/18 The Rowland Hill Fund gave £500,000 to our people
  • It has helped with rent and mortgage arrears, council tax arrears, utility bills, hospital travelling expenses, disability aids, essential household goods, funeral expenses, counselling and much more
  • Representatives from the fund can come and talk to you or send you presentations and literature
  • We have local Ambassadors who help sign-post people to our charity, just ask us if there is one in your area
  • You can get involved by fundraising – how about a Christmas Jumper, Socks, Tie day at your office.