Available Grants

When a police officer dies or medically retires due to ill health or injury, this has a significant impact on their children. The Fund offers financial assistance during this critical time. Children registered as beneficiaries may be eligible for a variety of grants to help with their education, development and wellbeing.

Weekly Allowance

Where need is established, children may receive a weekly allowance to help with educational expenses such as school uniforms, books, sports kits and clubs/hobbies.

Families in receipt of a weekly allowance are also eligible to apply for additional grants for the following:

School Holiday Activities – These grants are for any activity/course/club which has an educational or developmental benefit and is undertaken during school holidays

School Trips – These grants are available to help towards the costs of school trips throughout the academic year.

Driving Lessons – These grants are available to assist with the costs of driving lessons when the time is right.

Computers – These grants are available to assist with the costs of laptops, ipads and other tech equipment required for educational studies.

All Beneficiaries

Every beneficiary registered with Police Children’s Fund, including those who are not in receipt of a weekly allowance, is eligible to apply for the following grants:

Higher Education – Students who move on to university are eligible to apply for a higher education grant for each year of their degree course. These students can also apply for additional grants towards computers and driving lessons.

Mental Health Support – Every beneficiary registered with the Fund is eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of private counselling and other types of mental health support.

Celebratory Gift Payments – Every beneficiary registered with the Fund is eligible for birthday and Christmas gift payments.