Shortlisted Charities

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

www.rmbf.org

Call: 020 8540 9194

I would like to express our deep heartfelt thanks to the RMBF for the generous grant given to us. It will be a great help managing practically over the next couple of months.

All through this tough time, whenever I spoke to you,I heard a very kind voice and I got a very timely help. Best wishes.

Many thanks once again for your assistance to help me through medical school! I will be sure to make a donation to the fund once I have paid back the amount I owe.

I would like to express our deep heartfelt thanks to the RMBF for the generous grant given to us. It will be a great help managing practically over the next couple of months.

The last couple of years have been a long and lonely journey as our lives have been affected by my deteriorating vision and difficulties that have ensued. The understanding of the RMBF as well as the financial help is appreciated.

The RMBF provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Our help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support.

Nobody is immune to misfortune and each individual’s need is different. Applicants are assessed in confidence and according to their needs, creating a tailored package of support.

The RMBF is committed to leading the way in providing support and advice to members of the medical profession and their dependants in times of crisis and serious need. As the medical profession continues to change, we will be ready to meet new and emerging needs.

How the charity helps

  • Regular monthly grants towards day-to-day living costs
  • Back-to-work awards for those returning to work following a period of illness. This may include retraining costs, professional fees and occasionally childcare costs
  • Other awards towards specialist equipment, car and home adaptations
  • Money and debt management advice
  • Telephone befriending service for those who may be isolated and in need of support

Who can apply

Doctors/Dependants

You must have little in the way of income and savings and be unable to support yourself financially due to illness, disability or because you are over state retirement age.

Medical Students

  • be a registered student on a course at a medical school in the UK which would meet the eligibility requirements for the purposes of GMC registration
  • have the intention to work in the UK after qualification
  • be in exceptional hardship as a result of unexpected factors outside of your control due to ill health, disability or bereavement
  • be at serious risk of failing to qualify as a result of the financial pressures you face
  • be in the final 2 years of your training (i.e. expecting Provisional Registration within 2 years)

Application process

For more detailed information on how we can help, please contact our Casework department on help@rmbf.org or 020 8540 9194 (option 1)

For additional information please contact
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund