Educational Institute of Scotland Benevolent Fund

One-off and recurrent grants for members of the Educational Institute of Scotland, their widows/widowers and dependants in need.

Applicants must be or have been members for at least one year prior to application.

People the EIS has helped in recent years:

  • Widows and widowers facing financial difficulties

  • Teachers/lecturers on long term sick leave and their families

  • Former teachers/lecturers in retirement homes

  • Teachers/lecturers who have faced exceptional financial difficulties

  • Widows or widowers of teachers/lecturers who have no provision for a pension are also helped with grants to help with these ‘extra’ things which make life more pleasant

  • Teachers absent through ill-health who are on reduced salary may be helped depending on their circumstances.

Emergency grants may be available to members who have had an arrestment on their salary, who face eviction, or who have their gas or electricity cut off.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Members of the Institute suffering from financial hardship due to unexpected illness, long term health problems or a sudden change in financial circumstances and their widows/widowers and dependants.

Applicants must have held a membership for at least one year prior to application.

How to apply?

On a form available from the charity or a local EIS association. More information is available on the Educational Institute of Scotland website.

Meetings are normally held in January, March, May, June, September and November. Applications should be received two weeks prior to a meeting.

Each application is considered individually. No two people have the same circumstances. All information is treated in confidence.

Contact details

Educational Institute of Scotland
46 Moray Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH3 6BH
Telephone: 0131 225 6244
Email: enquiries@eis.org.uk
Web: http://www.eis.org.uk/Member-Support/Benevolent

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