January 26, 2019
The NCC Benevolent Fund – financial support for people that have worked in the caravan industry
The NCC Benevolent Fund is a registered charity and has been supporting people that work in the caravan industry for over 40 years, when they are facing a financial crisis. However, few in the industry are aware of the fund and what it can do to help.
The Fund was established by key caravan industry leaders, with the aim of helping anyone connected to the caravan industry who found themselves for various reasons in challenging circumstances or experiencing financial difficulties. Since then the fund has helped with grants for people like Craig* who was behind with his bills after his wife passed away, or Peter* who needed a mobility scooter when he lost mobility through a sudden illness.
Benevolent Fund Manager, Melanie Day wants to increase the reach of the fund, to ensure that everyone that has contributed to the industry past or present, can access financial help when a crisis occurs:
“With a workforce of over 130,000 people in caravan-related industries, we know we could be helping many more people who are facing some of life’s toughest challenges. To do this, we need to raise awareness of the fund.
“The NCC Benevolent Fund is the only charitable organisation that directly supports those from within the industry. It’s unique and we’re hoping that we can work with more organisations to help us raise awareness of the fund and the support we can offer.”
The fund provides one off grants to support people through difficult times, such as illness, job loss or as a result of unexpected caring responsibilities. The grants are a financial donation that do not need to be repaid, giving people the peace of mind that the fund can support them, without driving them further into debt.