The Insurance Charities

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The Insurance Charities is the charity for the UK & Irish insurance industry, which has been providing support for current and former employees and their dependents since 1902

Eligibility criteria

You can apply if you are a current or past insurance employee:

o with at least five years’ work in insurance within the last ten years, or

o with less than five years’ insurance work but where insurance has made up the majority of your career to date, or

o with at least five years’ work in insurance immediately prior to retirement, or

o in receipt of a pension or deferred pension from an insurance employer in respect of at least five years’ insurance service.

OR you are:

o A dependant of a current or former insurance employee.

In all cases:

o Service must be/have been within the UK or Irish insurance industry.

o There must be restricted financial means in terms of income and capital.

o An element of misfortune has arisen.

You do not need to be a CII member to apply for help.

If you are not sure you meet our eligibility criteria, then send them an email or give them a call for more information. If they aren’t able to help you directly, they may be able to offer advice and point you in the right direction of another charitable organisation. To find out more, please visit their website at The charity for insurance industry employees - The Insurance Charities

From a Insurance Institute of Southampton perspective, the The Insurance Charities provide charitable payments & loans to the value of £50,000 per year every year to people in need within our local area.

Examples of the circumstances that the Charity can help with are on their webpage at Your stories - The Insurance Charities or for an overview of the support The Insurance Charities can provided please see the Overview-Flyer.pdf (

In our local area this included a wide range of needs including day to day hardship, adaptations for garden, spectrum assessments, hospital travel, school trips and uniform.

To support the charity as a local insurance institute, we run several events during the year where we raise funds for The Insurance Charities, e.g. The Annual Golf Day, The Annual Dinner, raffles at CPD and Social events as well as promoting office fundraising ideas throughout the Insurance Charities Awareness Week. If your business would like to sponsor an event and/or support this worthwhile cause by offering raffle prizes, please get in touch by email at

Please find below the link to the latest Insurance Charities News including Newsletters.

News - The Insurance Charities

The Insurance Charities Impact Report provides an update on the great partnerships we’ve established and demonstrates the positive impact we’re making on those who are working or have worked in the industry.

Our Impact Report - The Insurance Charities

The Insurance Charities Awareness Week