The Rowland Hill Fund

The Charity for Postal People
The Rowland Hill Fund is an independent charity supporting current and former Royal Mail employees.

The Rowland Hill Fund

The Charity for Postal People
The Rowland Hill Fund is an independent charity supporting current and former Royal Mail employees.

How can we help?

We provide grants for help towards rent, mortgage and utility bill arrears, disability aids, home modifications, hospital travelling expenses, funeral expenses, white goods, heating/boiler repairs and much more.

To find out if the Fund can help you or someone you know, please call our helpline: 0345 600 4586.

The helpline is confidential and completely independent of Royal Mail. Your information will never be shared, unless you provide your consent.

Our impact

We are privileged to support people from all walks of life.

Recent cases have included:

  • A family to help their son’s life changing stem cell treatment
  • A mobility scooter for a young mum with complex health issues
  • Counselling for a postman experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Mortgage payments for a stroke survivor
  • Funeral expenses after the death of a young daughter

How to support our work

  1. Sign up for payroll giving

Payroll giving is a simple tax effective way to give to the Rowland Hill Fund through your pay. Simply complete this form and your donations will start to be deducted from your next available pay. Sign up here.

  1. Donate

You can also donate yourself or on behalf of someone else as a gift. Make a one-off donation here.

  1. Fundraise

Join our wonderful community. We’ll support with tips, tools, advice and bundles of energy. You can make such a difference to the lives of others whilst having fun and making a positive and valuable contribution. More information and inspiration here.

  1. Leave a Legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is a meaningful and personal way to help a charity’s income. Large or small, you are helping us to continue our important work and any gift to charity is exempt from tax. Get in touch here.

For more information, please see our website or email us:

The Rowland Hill Fund supports people just like you

“Just to say thank you for your generous donation at a time when it was most needed, which makes me feel proud to be a member of this organisation. Forever in your debt.”


“My son was diagnosed with leukaemia and is following a three-year treatment plan. At the moment he is undergoing chemotherapy sessions and this money is a great help towards our hospital travelling expenses. In this difficult time, it is wonderful to know what fantastic people are there to help in times of need. Thank you all.”

Stephen Williams

Stephen became a stroke victim at just 30, resulting in a clenched right hand and weakness down his right side. To help with essential adaptations to his house he was successful with an application for a Disability Facility Grant and financial help from the Rowland Hill Fund.  Although Stephen is no longer able to work, he volunteers once a week at his old Royal Mail office. Stephen says: ‘The grant from Rowland Hill was class!’

Linda Burke

Former Bristol postwoman Linda Burke was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, and her husband became her carer. Linda’s husband Christopher has worked hard to support her as best he can. They needed to install a Closomat shower toilet, to give Linda independence for cleaning and drying. Thanks to a grant from the Rowland Hill Fund, she’s now able to wash herself independently. Christopher applied to the Rowland Hill Fund on Linda’s behalf. ‘I know caring for her is the right thing to do,’ he says. ‘It’s a difficult journey, but this grant has been amazing and I can’t thank Rowland Hill Fund enough.’

Tony Woods

The last couple of years have been difficult for Anthony and his wife Jayne after their daughter Sophie became ill and debts mounted up. Sophie’s illness meant that they had to spend a lot of time at the hospital, which became very expensive. Anthony says: ‘We fell behind with our gas and electricity bills and the Fund has been really helpful and supportive. My wife and I work but haven’t been able to keep up with everything. Now we’re able to get on top of our payments and worry less about money while dealing with everything else.’