We try and help ease the financial pressures of bringing up children in the face of life-changing circumstances. These circumstances could involve the death of the Police Donor Parent or their partner, or where the Police Donor takes early medical retirement. This applies to both on and off duty incidents or issues.
The Charity also provides financial assistance to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children of Serving Police Donors.
Financial support is provided to eligible children and young people by the Charity throughout their school years and in many cases, into further education. Around 300 children are supported every year.
Support is of a financial nature and may range from a weekly allowance for each child in the family, support through further and higher education, driving lesson grants, support for child counselling and ex-gratia grants for necessary activities or items.
While no amount of money can replace a Parent, support from the Charity can provide a degree of financial certainty in difficult times.
We now also offer a one week’s free respite stay each year at our holiday home in Harrogate for all Beneficiaries and/or subsequent visits at discounted rates. Our holiday home aims to provide an opportunity for families to come together and escape the stresses they might be facing at home.
The Charity aims to support Police families by helping to ease the financial pressures of bringing up children in the face of life-changing circumstances.
These circumstances could involve the loss of either parent (whether or not they are a eligible Serving or Retired Police Officer) or the eligible Police Officer parent being unable to earn an income due to illness or injury, sustained on or off duty.
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St George’s House is a holiday home located in an idyllic setting in Harrogate, predominantly for our beneficiaries.
It is hoped the holiday home will prove a useful place for families to come together and escape from the pressures at home; spending some much needed quality time together.