On Thursday, 6 May the Board of Trustees approved the reinstatement of one family; registration of four and were unable to “establish need of relief” for one. They also completed the few remaining annual reviews.
Additional assistance, totalling £4,280, was approved for driving lessons, laptops, dance classes & school trips and higher education grants totalling £2,862 were awarded.
In November the Board increased the assistance available to beneficiaries for counselling from £500 to £1,000 per child and were advised that there had been an increase in the number of enquiries relating to this.
There was discussion with regard to the difficulties the Fund, and other police charities, are experiencing with regard to referrals when officers die or retire on medical grounds. Work on how to let people know assistance may be available from the Fund is a priority for the Board.
It was the final meeting for Mr Pete Land from Avon & Somerset and Mr Paul Campbell from Surrey, they retire as police officers in the next couple of months, their Board colleagues wished both a long and happy retirement.
The next Trustees’ Meeting takes place on Thursday, 5 August; applications need to be submitted by Thursday, 15 July.