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Benevolent Fund

Who Are We?

The BRDC Benevolent Fund supports people involved in the motorsport industry at times of need.  Please refer to our Charitable Objectives to see if you are eligible prior to making an application.

What Do We Do?

We do this by providing direct financial support through one off payments, grants to purchase disability aids and equipment, help towards care costs or exceptional expenses due to a change in circumstances caused by ill health, disability, unemployment or other circumstances.

How to apply

either:

Submit  the initial enquiry form – Please click here to download the form.

Telephone - 07714701351 to speak to our Facilitator Ruth Ritchie

E mail -  BRDCbenevolentfund@brdc.co.uk

Write to -

The Trustees,
BRDC Benevolent Fund
c/o Mrs. Ruth Ritchie (Facilitator)
42 Baskerville
Malmesbury
SN16 9BS

ABOUT US

Charitable Objectives


“The name of the Trust is the `BRDC Benevolent Fund'. The object of the charity is the relief of need by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability or financial hardship, for the public benefit, amongst persons involved in the participation, promotion, or administration of motorsport, whether or not for remuneration, and their families and dependants. “Participation” shall mean persons involved in the participation, promotion or administration of motorsport, including but not limited to, competitors, marshals, officers, employees at motorsport venues and those involved in the design, construction, testing, repair and supply of parts for vehicles intended for competition use.”
                
History

The BRDC Benevolent Fund was established by way of a Charitable Trust in November 2000 and it is registered with the Charity Commission. Registration number 1084173.

The initial funding was from a small number of generous benefactors, including the British Racing Drivers’ Club and its members, and we appreciate the continuing support from those involved in all aspects of motorsport.

Structure and governance

The BRDC Benevolent Fund has a board of 3 Trustees who meet during the year to consider applications. The Trustees are all members of the British Racing Drivers’ Club - Chris Bliss, Ian Harrower and David Richards CBE.

We have a part-time facilitator and Social Worker, Ruth Ritchie, who is the initial point of contact for enquiries and applications.  We provide discreet support, tailored to meet individual circumstances.

HOW WE HELP
 

We provide direct financial support through one-off payments, grants to purchase disability aids and equipment, help towards care costs or exceptional expenses due to a change in circumstances caused by ill health, disability, unemployment or other circumstances.

We can provide information about other services and funding that may be appropriate to your circumstances and work with other helping organisations and charities to maximise the help available to applicants.

Some people who have been helped by the Fund

The widow of long standing motorsport participant in her 80’s had a hip replacement and the Fund helped pay towards some additional nursing care to help with her recovery before successfully returning home - “I thank the Trustees for the very generous award toward the cost of my recent nursing care.”

A young family man, with a life limiting illness, has received grants towards mobility aids and adaptations to improve his home environment and quality of life.

Help towards paying for Counselling services for children whose father died in an accident.

Regular grant to a motorsport veteran on a low, restricted income - “We can only say how grateful we both are for your help with our financial position.”

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The BRDC Benevolent Fund relies on your financial support.  We are a registered charity and welcome your donations to continue this valuable support.

To donate

Downloadable Form - Click here to download a donation form.

Cheque - Write a cheque made payable to “BRDC Benevolent Fund” and post to:

Mr Christopher Hawley
BRDC Benevolent Fund
Rawlinson & Hunter
Eighth Floor
6 New Street Square
London
EC4A 3AQ

For specific queries on Gift Aid, donations or legacies:

Telephone - 0207 8422000  to speak to Christopher Hawley

E mail christopher.hawley@rawlinson-hunter.com

CONTACT

E-mail 
- BRDCbenevolentfund@brdc.co.uk

Telephone - 07714 701351 to speak to Ruth Ritchie

Write to -

The Trustees,
BRDC Benevolent Fund
c/o Mrs. Ruth Ritchie (Facilitator)
42 Baskerville
Malmesbury
SN16 9BS

 

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