Transport Benevolent Fund CIO
TBF is a membership benefits charity exclusively available to those who work in the public transport industry in Great Britain. It is a non-profit making organisation and no commission is paid so all monies collected and donated go further.
All benefits are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees, most of who work in the industry, and are paid from a fund formed from members’ subscriptions, generous donations from individuals, companies and the general public, fundraising events and memorials and bequests.
The TBF membership fee of just £1 a week covers the member, their partner and dependent children. The main aims of the Charity are to help keep its members at work and to ease worries when need, hardship or distress arise.
A wide range of benefits is available to members and their families:
The continuing relevance of the Fund’s work is best illustrated by the volume of awards to members, which has exceeded £500,000 in each of the last two quarters.
TBF’s Patrons include leading figures in the major transport groups and trades unions. TBF was formed in 1923 and at the end of 2015 had over 47,000 members, making it the fastest growing charity exclusive to the industry.
TBF is a democratic organisation with Trustees who are accountable to the membership. This is the main reason why TBF is different to many other membership charity organisations.
Transport Benevolent Fund CIO, known as TBF, is a registered charity in England and Wales, 1160901.