The Chartered Institute of Marketing Members’ Benevolent Fund (CIMMBF) offers support and advice to CIM members (past and present) and their dependants when misfortune befalls them. This support, encouragement and advice may be in collaboration with others such as the Citizens Advice Bureau or SSAFA and generally is intended for:
- The relief of immediate hardship.
- To help provide a significant enhancement to the quality of life.
- To help with an enhancement to health.
- To enable the continuation of independent living.
- To assist in decreasing future living costs.
- To contribute to a safer lifestyle.
- To provide relief in an emergency situation.
- To enable the applicant to continue to work.
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
The Trustees work on a one-to-one basis with applicants, keeping in touch to ensure that any support provided has fulfilled its intended purpose.
For those considering applying for support we would suggest first looking at the Guidance Notes for Applicants, along with the FAQ section which can be found on this page.
The Fund receives donations from individuals, CIM fundraising events and the CIM itself. It is continuously in need of additional funds to enable it to continue providing the support that makes so much difference to the lives of those it helps. To make a donation or to include the Fund in a Will please contact the Benevolent Fund Secretary.
The misfortune that visits some of our professional colleagues is often quite harrowing. The personal circumstances of every individual applicant are kept strictly confidential and all data provided is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To ensure confidentiality, each applicant is referred to by a case number.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing Members’ Benevolent Fund (CIMMBF) was established in 1921 as an independent Charitable Trust. In 1964 a Trust Deed was created when the Institute of Marketing and Sales Management appointed four Trustees to be responsible for the monies and securities transferred by the Institute into the newly formed Benevolent Fund. Its purpose was set out quite clearly to help in the relief of poverty and the advancement of education. Today, the CIMMBF is managed by six Trustees spread throughout the UK who oversee its affairs and operations.