Lionheart (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Benevolent Fund)

Lionheart provides grants for short term needs to members and past members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and their families. 

They consider applications that ask for;

  • general living expenses
  • essential items eg. fridge, cooker etc.
  • In some circumstances we can support those with caring responsibilities
  • Unique one-off or recurring expenses 

Lionheart is able to help some individuals and families in certain financial circumstances with a grant for up to two years.

Last updated on 18 July 2019

Who is eligible?

The fund considers applications from members and former members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and their dependents, living in UK or overseas. 

Criteria includes but is not limited to the following categories: 

  • Unemployed, on benefits or recently made redundant
  • With long or short term illness or a disability
  • Recently bereaved
  • Financial difficulties following separation/divorce

Applications are welcome from people in the UK and those living overseas.

You can call the helpline on 0845 6039057 (local call rates apply) or +44(0)2476 466696 
or email

How to apply?

For more information on the types of grants offered and how to apply, visit the 'finance' section of the website:

You can also call the helpline on 0845 6039057 (local call rates apply) or email

Applications are considered quarterly, although urgent cases can be considered between meetings.

Other information

Lionheart also offer a myriad of non-financial support to their beneficiaries including; a Back to Work Scheme (inc. CV help, interview prep), Free Counselling, Money Management Advice, Legal Helpline, LGBT Support, Wellbeing Workshops. A helpline is operated on 0845 603 9057.

Contact details

55 Colmore Row
West Midlands
B3 2AA

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