The Benevolent Fund is now responsible for the administration of the Firefighter Earthquake Appeal Fund. If you’ve been looking for ways to help the firefighters of Christchurch, find out more about donating. Firefighters affected by the earthquake who wish to apply for financial assistance may download the application form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Benevolent Fund exists to provide assistance to UFBA members in times of hardship or need.
The fund provides financial support for many different reasons – to help family members injured in any type of accident (not just fire related), to assist with paying for funeral expenses if adequate arrangements aren’t already in place, or even to help young couples get out of debt after making ill-advised financial decisions.
The trustees consider every application based on its merits and make decisions accordingly. The process for applying is as follows:
- Applications should be made by letter from the appropriate CFO to the Chief Executive Officer of the UFBA, PO Box 56079, Tawa, Wellington 5249. All applications must be accompanied by the covering document available for download below.
- The CEO circulates the application to members of the Trust Board for consideration.
- Trustees forward their recommendations to the Chairman of the Benevolent Fund, who will make the final decision.
- Applicants are notified of the outcome of their applications in writing.