Beneficiary support policy pilot.

The Fire Services National Benevolent Fund constantly strives to increase the number of beneficiaries it assists, and in doing so conducts ongoing research into the ever-changing needs of this growing beneficiary base. The existing grant giving service which the FSNBF provides has recently been under review, as many of the charity's beneficiaries and key volunteers have begun to perceive the principle of simply issuing grants as somewhat archaic, and in need of revision or indeed a complete overhaul.

Research undertaken identified a very real desire to assert beneficiary independence wherever possible, and to ensure that current grant giving imbalances between regions was addressed. …

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