The Royal Observer Corps Benevolent
Fund is a registered Charity No SC209640 and is regulated by a
Declaration of Trust first dated 5 November 1945. The current Scheme in
use is dated 23 February 1994 and is meantime under revision.
The object of the charity is the
relief of persons in need, hardship and distress, who are either:
(a) former members of the Royal Observer Corps; or
(b) the dependants of any such person.
The trustees may relieve persons in
(a) making grants of money to them; or
(b) providing or paying for goods, services or facilities for them; or
(c) making grants of money to other persons or bodies who provide goods,
services or facilities to those in need.
Entitled persons in need, who wish to
apply for assistance from the ROC Benevolent Fund, should make
contact in the first instance with the local ROC Association Group
Benevolent Fund Officer (GBFO), or any local ROC Association office
bearer. If the applicant is unable to make contact with any of the
above-mentioned, the person in need should try to contact any former
member of the Royal Observer Corps. In the event that contact cannot be
established at the local level, the person in need should get in touch
with social services, explain their difficulties and confirm that they
served in the Royal Observer Corps. Social services will provide a
contact point through which the ROC Benevolent Fund will be advised.
Length of service in the Royal
Observer Corps is not a consideration, except that an individual must
have served long enough to receive their ROC number.