Welfare Fund



The POA Welfare Fund is a registered charity and was set up in 2003. The Charity's objects are the relief of the poor and of sickness.  The Charity  satisfies these objects  by making grants of money in the form of, weekly allowances for a limited period to meet a particular need, grants to relieve sudden distress, grants toward the purchase of specialist equipment, grants towards travelling expenses for visiting people, for example in hospital, convalescent home, children's home etc.

The Welfare Fund committee meets on a monthly basis to consider applications for assistance from contributing members in distress and those needing to attend the Fire Fighters recuperation centres.

To receive assistance from the Charity you must be a contributing member.

The charity cannot consider applications that are to assist with debt.

To download a copy of the Charity’s Constitution click here

To download an application form click here


POA Headquarters

Cronin House
245 Church Street
N9 9HW

Telephone: 020 8803 0255

Membership enquiries: membership@poauk.org.uk
General enquiries: 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.