Iprovision is the benevolent fund of the CIPR.
It was founded in 1965 and its charitable purpose is to provide support in cash or in kind for the prevention or relief of poverty
It supports members, former members, CIPR staff and their close families.
What support do we give?
Iprovision’s hardship support services often take the form of a simple cash grant but the reasons behind the grant and how it is paid can vary widely:
- Making a payment direct to a landlord to cover rent
- Buying a laptop, white goods, or even a suit for an interview
- Paying for a car to be serviced and pass its MoT to enable an independent practitioner to take advantage of a fixed-term contract
- Filling the oil tank of a practitioner faced with no means of paying for hot water or heating
Our specialist 75 Fund helps to support educational initiatives and training to support those from a socially or financially disadvantaged background build a career in the public relations profession.
Who do we help?
Iprovision welcomes applications from:
- Current members and staff of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) and their dependents
- Former members and staff of the CIPR and their dependents.
Student and associate members can also apply to the 75 fund for help with the costs of studying and training
Our support worker will work with you in confidence to understand your circumstances. Applicants for financial support must be receiving, or in the process of applying for, all the state benefit support they may be eligible for. Find out more about eligibility here
Support is just a phone call away
We know it can be heard to reach out once you’ve made the decision to ask for support. That’s why it’s easy to apply.
The first step is to contact our dedicated support worker Sharon Shortland via phone or email.
Meet our staff
Sharon Shortland - Support Worker
Sharon has been Iprovision’s Support Worker since December 2015. She is knowledgeable about the support services available and an experienced and understanding listener.
She regularly attends conferences and seminars to keep up to date with developments in the support sector and is herself a trustee of a charity for people with a learning disability. Prior to working in the charity sector Sharon worked in Project Management in the railway industry.
Armelle Mabiala – Administrator
Before Iprovision, Armelle worked in hospitality and customer service in France and the UK for a few years. Currently, she is an Administrative Assistant in the French department of a Law firm and offers flexible administrative support to small businesses.
Meet our trustees
Support line: 020 8144 5536
Mental Health Hotline: 0800 917 6470
Annual reports & accounts
Every year Iprovision publishes its annual report and audited accounts. Download a copy of our most recent accounts
Iprovision, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Benevolent Fund is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Charity Number 1157465. Registered Office: c/o Sayer Vincent, Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0TL.