iprovision is registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1157465).
iprovision was set up in 1965 by then IPR members to support colleagues facing hardship.
The Object of the Charity is to provide assistance in cash or in kind or in any other appropriate manner for the prevention or relief of poverty, of any member or former member, employee and former employee of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations, together with any close dependants and the close dependants of any deceased member, former member, employee or former employee of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, having regard to their circumstances, status in life and need for such assistance
iprovision is there to support anyone who is a current full Member of CIPR; a Fellow; retired full Member or Fellow Member; an Associate Member of CIPR for at least one year; a Student Member of CIPR for at least one year; a past CIPR who was in membership for at least five years; a CIPR permanent member of staff (whether full-time or part-time) with at least one year of service; a former CIPR permanent member of staff (whether full-time or part-time) for at least five years; and close dependants of all the above categories.
As a charity, iprovision is independent, and exists exclusively for CIPR members in need and their dependants. All of iprovision's income is derived from voluntary donations, the vast majority of which have come from CIPR members past and present.
Hear why the fund is needed.
The only paid member of staff is a part-time administrator, Sharon Shortland, who handles day-to-day matters on behalf of the Trustees.
Every year iprovision publishes its annual report and audited accounts. please click on the year you wish to view (PDF, opens in new window.)
iprovision, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Benevolent Fund is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Charity Number 1157465. Registered Office: Laurel House, Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Holbeach PE12 8LH.