About iprovision

For more than 50 years iprovision has been making a meaningful difference to the lives of CIPR members who have fallen on tough times.

From grants to help with care and respite costs, iprovision has helped many members to turn difficult situations around.

As a charity, iprovision is independent and exists exclusively for CIPR members in need and their dependants. All of iprovision's income is derived from voluntary donations, the vast majority of which have come from CIPR members past and present.

Ways we can help

People we have helped

How to apply

How you can support us

Our trustees

The Object of the Charity is to provide assistance in cash or in kind or in any other appropriate manner for the prevention or relief of poverty, of any member or former member, employee and former employee of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations, together with any close dependants and the close dependants of any deceased member, former member, employee or former employee of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, having regard to their circumstances, status in life and need for such assistance.

iprovision is there to support anyone who is a current full Member of CIPR; a Fellow; retired full Member or Fellow Member; an Associate Member of CIPR for at least one year; a Student Member of CIPR for at least one year; a past CIPR who was in membership for at least five years; a CIPR permanent member of staff (whether full-time or part-time) with at least one year of service; a former CIPR permanent member of staff (whether full-time or part-time) for at least five years; and close dependants of all the above categories.

We have two paid members of staff.  Sharon Shortland, our Support Worker who provides help and advice to our applicants and beneficiaries.  Ann Austin, our administrator who deals with the day-to-day office admin and bookkeeping on behalf of the Trustees.

Annual reports

Every year iprovision publishes its annual report and audited accounts.





Mental health hotline

The iprovision mental health hotline gives members instant access to BACP accredited counsellors through Health Assured. Take the first step to a happier, healthier you. Find out more here.

iprovision, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Benevolent Fund is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Charity Number 1157465. Registered Office: c/o Sayer Vincent, Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0TL.