18 July 2019
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Rowland Hill Fund

The Rowland Hill Fund helps colleagues of Royal Mail Group, pensioners and their immediate families with financial and practical support. The Fund distributes grants of around £400,000 to around 400 individuals and families every year.
Rowland Hill Fund

The Rowland Hill Fund works with the confidential Feeling First Class Support Helpline who provide a wide range of skills, expertise and resources.

The Fund can provide help towards the following things:

  • Rent
  • Mortgage and utility bill arrears
  • Disability aids
  • Home modifications
  • Hospital travelling expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • White goods, heating/boiler repairs and much more.

The Rowland Hill Fund works with HELP, the free and confidential helpline. HELP provides a wide range of skills, expertise and resources.

It is not always about money, sometimes just a friendly voice at the end of a phone can help to manage issues before they become problems.

Contact Rowland Hill Fund

To contact the Rowland Hill Fund, please call 0345 600 4586. The service is free, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all calls are completely confidential. 

Alternatively, you can visit the Rowland Hill Fund website

You can also check out the Fund's Facebook page here www.facebook.com/pages/Rowland-Hill-Fund/182311938478402 or follow the Fund on Twitter.

How we’ve helped

The Fund was set up in 1882 as a memorial to Sir Rowland Hill, the great postal reformer and founder of the modern postal service.

One of the key ways the Fund helps families is to financially support those that are dealing with the painful issue of a sick member of the family. Often, this means a reduction in working hours and with the added pressure of hospital visits, can mean a serious drop in income.

Sometimes practical issues take centre stage. A colleague with two children requested help towards arrears in bills after he became ill with heart problems and had a considerable amount of time off work. The Fund was able to help the family by paying off the arrears so that he could concentrate on his recovery.

The Fund has also helped a family who needed an urgent roof repair after water started seeping into an upstairs bedroom.

And, to provide help to RMG pensioners, the Fund also bought a new cooker and fridge for an elderly couple whose sheltered housing had provided them with old, inefficient equipment.

Whatever your problem or concern, why not get in touch.