ACCA members, wherever they may be, are eligible, under appropriate circumstances, to be considered for financial assistance for themselves and their dependants.
- A 74-year-old member suffered acute spinal injuries causing severe restrictions to his mobility. The Benevolent Fund was able to pay for the purchase and installation of a stairlift. His wife was delighted that he could remain at home.
- The widow of a Nigerian member who had died four years previously was finding it very difficult to make ends meet whilst bringing up their children. After meetings with representatives of the Benevolent Fund and a report on the viability of the proposal, she was awarded a grant to help establish a shop, enabling her to support her family.
- The widow of a member, who suffers from diabetes, osteoporosis and heart problems, applied requesting assistance to supplement her meagre income. The Benevolent Fund awarded a grant to give her sense of security. The Board has also paid for the occasional holiday.
Applications for assistance are encouraged and all are sympathetically reviewed at Board meetings which are held every two or three months. Application forms are available from Hugh McCash at 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW on +44 (0)141 534 4045.
You can also download an application form and application guidelines from the Related Documents section at the bottom of this page.