BEN Charity

BEN – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund
BEN is the UK’s only charity for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive and related industries, as well as their dependants. They provide help by giving support and advice and making financial grants. BEN also provide nursing and residential care, housing for over 55s and have a day care centre in Coventry for older people. BEN help people who work in the manufacturing, sales, and maintenance of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, caravans and agricultural machinery, as well as people who make, sell or import parts for all of these vehicles. They also help people in insurance, leasing and recovery and logistics organisations as well as the petroleum and lubricants industries. BEN provide friendly and non-judgemental support and advice on a wide variety of issues, including: – health – illness and disability benefits – money worries – relationships – mental health – housing matters They also make grants to people in financial hardship who need essential equipment, such as a wheelchair, or help to get over a short term hurdle, such as an illness. Ben can help with: – white Goods – disability equipment – respite breaks – clothing & bedding – house repairs- when it is a health and safety risk – general living expenses – high priority debts – deposits for motobility vehicles BEN CAN’T help with: – private medical costs – private education fees – top up fees for nursing & residential care – business or family debts – when a household has more than £4000 in savings – if the employee is not a British Citizen Click here to find out more about applying for a BEN grant