Chartered Institute of Marketing Benevolent Fund (CIMBF)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Benevolent Fund (CIMBF) offers support and advice to Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) members (past and present) and their dependants when misfortune befalls them.

This support, encouragement and advice may be made in collaboration with other organisations, such as Citizens Advice or SSAFA.

It is generally intended to help:

  • Relieve immediate hardship
  • Provide a significant enhancement to the quality of life
  • With an enhancement to health
  • To enable the continuation of independent living
  • To assist in decreasing future living costs
  • To contribute to a safer lifestyle
  • To provide relief in an emergency situation
  • To enable the applicant to continue to work.

Last updated on 29 October 2019

Who is eligible?

Chartered Institute of Marketing members (past and present) and their dependents when they are in need.

Applicants should normally be in receipt of all the State benefits to which they are entitled, and should have used up any savings which might disqualify them from such benefits.

How to apply?

If you feel that you or a member of your family may be eligible for help or support from the CIMMBF, the first step is to contact the Benevolent Fund Secretary - either by letter, email or telephone – to let us know about your circumstances.

In most cases, the Secretary will be able to tell you if your needs fall within the criteria for assistance. In less straightforward cases a discussion with the Trustees may be required.

The next step is for the applicant to complete an application form setting out the specific nature of the request and providing personal and financial information.

Applicants are usually visited by a Trustee who will help the applicant finalise the application and guide him/her as to how best to proceed. Our Trustees are all experienced senior marketers, with many years’ service in the profession, chosen for their interpersonal skills and pastoral and family values.

Applications are referred to all the Trustees who jointly consider each application. This process can be done quite quickly and is normally completed within one to two weeks. For emergencies, there are processes to reach a decision in a shorter time.

Contact details

Chartered Insitute of Marketing Benevolent Fund
Moor Hall, The Moor
Cookham, Maidenhead

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