The Chemists’ Community Fund is the benevolent fund for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). To access the benefits and services the fund offers you must hold RSC membership.
If current events are having a negative financial impact on you, your partner or dependents, such as higher energy bills, or the rising cost of living, please speak to the Chemists’ Community Fund, as we may be able to offer financial support to you and your family.
The Fund offers a completely confidential service. Please get in touch by using our online form or by phoning 0800 084 3451 (UK Freephone) or +44 1223 853549 (International).
How do I request support from the Fund?
The Chemists’ Community Fund can assist in many different aspects of life. Whether it’s directing you to legal advice, supporting your wellbeing or offering financial assistance, the Fund team are here to give you confidential guidance to make your next step clearer.
Step one: contact the team.
The first step is always to contact our Fund team.
One of the team will discuss your situation with you confidentially, provide you with an application form, and explain what to expect during the application process.
Step two: complete and submit your application.
On the application form, we’ll ask you for information on your personal and financial circumstances.
You are welcome to contact us at any time if you need help completing the application form.
Once you’ve completed the form, you can submit your application by email or post – whichever is easiest. There will be details on how to do this on the form.
Step three: connect with your caseworker.
You will be supported throughout the application process by a caseworker who works solely for the Chemists’ Community Fund.
Your caseworker will review your application in strictest confidence to make sure that we have all the necessary and relevant information from you.
Step four: get a response from our panel.
The Chemists’ Community Fund Panel meet once a month (and more often when required) to consider and make decisions about applications.
If your request for financial support is urgent, a decision can be made in between meetings.
In the run-up to the panel’s decision, your caseworker will also help you explore any other support and services available to help you in your specific circumstances.
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