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Welcome to the North West Police Benevolent Fund


Weekly prize Draw
The North West Police Benevolent Fund and the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust have come together in association with LCCC Foundation with the aim to raise funds for both our Charity's. Please click here for further information and if you are able to support our charity's we will be extremely grateful and of course you may win!!

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th June 2019. For security reasons any member wishing to attend the meeting please contact the Fund on where further information will be provided on time and location of the meeting


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Our Mission:

To relieve officers of Cheshire Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Merseyside Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary and NCA, retired officers of those and previous police forces amalgamated within the constituent forces, together with their dependants, who are in a condition of need and hardship or distress.

The North West Police Benevolent Fund does not have any outside Agencies or Companies fund raising on our behalf.

Any such approach should be reported to the Secretary of the Fund immediately via e-mail -

Our Newest Lodge:       St.Michael's Lodge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Being a member of the fund for serving officers is £7.40 a month (£5.00 for retirees), however the actual cost to both serving and retired officers donating via payroll or pension is less than the headline figure shown. For serving officers, whilst you see in your pay slip a deduction of £7.40, this is deducted from the members gross pay total before tax is applied therefore there is tax relief on the £7.40 at the rate the member pays tax, the net result with regard to donations for a 20% tax payer, the actual cost is £5.92 per month, and for a 40% tax payer, £4.44 per month. In relation to retired officers , the donation is £5 per month. this is deducted from the members gross pension total before tax is applied therefore there is tax relief on the £5 at the rate the member pays tax, the net result with regard to donations for a 20% tax payer, is £4.00 per month, and for a 40% tax payer, £3.00 per month.

If you don't know if you are currently a member - check your wage/pension slip for a deduction of this amount listed against 'Benevolent Fund'.

Each month the payslip's of the majority of our police officers will indicate a voluntary deduction to the North West Police Benevolent Fund. You may well ask, What do I get for my money?

In 1995 and up to the present day one in three police officers were injured whilst on duty. We hope this leaflet will reassure all officers that their hard earned cash is being well invested.

The Fund Members

In 1974 when the North West Police Benevolent Fund was founded, it was believed to have been the first time in the history of the British Police Service that three large Police Forces (GMP, Cheshire Constabulary and Merseyside Police) had brought together independent welfare funds and combined them into one fund. Later the Fund was joined by Lancashire Constabulary, NCA (National Crime Agency) and Cumbria Constabulary

The majority of serving officers in the six constituent organisations, contribute to the Fund.

The object of the fund is to assist members when they are in need. None of us know when we, or members of our family, will find themselves in need - a family crisis, a sudden bereavement, an unexpected illness. Such things do not just affect pensioners, we are all vulnerable to life's events!

It is comforting to know that the North West Police Benevolent Fund is there to care and support. In plain English, the fund provides the following services for members and their dependant families, Police Pensioners and widow(er)s.

Click here for more information about the object of the fund.

Make a Regular Donation by Standing Order

Regular donations made by standing order help the Fund in two ways. First we save money on administration costs, so more money goes to help those in need, and secondly a regular income helps us to budget with greater confidence through the year. If you are a UK taxpayer and donate through Gift Aid, the Fund will receive an additional 28 pence for every £1.00 you donate at no cost to yourself.

The bookings for the 2020 season commence as follows:-

A specific email address has been set up for the lodge bookings and is shown below so there will be no need to telephone:-

From 9 am on the below dates (***Please Note:- emails received prior to 9 am on the first day of bookings will be discarded to be fair to all***)

St Michael's Lodge, Lancashire

Bookings available now - rates available on request as different to the lodges based at Carnforth and Windermere and single nights can be booked at St Michael's Lodge

Carnforth site

Bookings commence from 9 am on Monday 6th January 2020 - (site re-opens 7th Feb)

Windermere site

Bookings commence from 9 am on Wednesday 8th January 2020 - (site re-opens 14th Feb)

High season (1st June to 30th Sept inclusive, Christmas and New Year weeks) - 100 per night Low season (all other times) - 80 per night

In relation to Carnforth and Windermere sites the lodges must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights up to a maximum of 7 nights except during any of the school holiday periods when a full week must be booked (Fri to Fri)

** Please note that due to many officers failing to return their completed booking forms or making payment within the specified period stated on the booking forms, reservations will no longer be held. If making a booking please ensure your completed forms and payments are sent on time as reminders are not sent out **

If your enquiry is in relation to the general Ben Fund services and facilities this can be done via e-mail, please e-mail your request to

North West Police Benevolent Fund.
St Michael's Lodge,
Northcote Road, Langho
Lancashire, BB6 8BG

Tel: 01254 244980                         email:                        Registered Charity No. 503045