What is The Gurney Fund?
The Fund exists to provide support relating to education and development for the children of police officers, from subscribing forces, where a parent has died or retired on ill health grounds.
Objects Of the Fund
The Fund may help children not only of Police Officers who have died, but of those who have taken early retirement on ill-health grounds within the 22 subscribing forces.
What Does Each Child Receive?
A weekly allowance, paid quarterly to the parent or guardian, which is reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees. Please note that for the annual review a parent/guardian will be requested to complete an application form; local force welfare representatives are involved in this process.
Please note, The Gurney Fund co-operates with Subscribing Police Forces and other Police charities: to prevent duplication of assistance. When applying to the Fund your consent for information sharing regarding any Fund assistance provided to you, and the outcome of reviews, will be required.
In addition to the weekly allowance assistance may be available for educational trips (excluding skiing), musical instruments and tuition, books, school uniform and driving lessons. This is not a finite list: applications where the Board of Trustees can establish an educational or personal development benefit will be considered.
Weekly allowances cease at age 18, however, applications from young people continuing in full time education, to assist with course fees and expenditure directly related to their studies, may be considered.