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About us 

Iprovision is the benevolent fund of the CIPR.

It was founded in 1965 and its charitable purpose is to provide support in cash or in kind for the prevention or relief of poverty
It supports members, former members, CIPR staff and their close families.

What support do we give?

Iprovision’s hardship support services often take the form of a simple cash grant but the reasons behind the grant and how it is paid can vary widely:
  • Making a payment direct to a landlord to cover rent
  • Buying a laptop, white goods, or even a suit for an interview
  • Paying for a car to be serviced and pass its MoT to enable an independent practitioner to take advantage of a fixed-term contract
  • Filling the oil tank of a practitioner faced with no means of paying for hot water or heating

Who do we help?


Iprovision welcomes applications from:
  • Current members and staff of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) and their dependents
  • Former members and staff of the CIPR and their dependents.
  • Associate members
  • Please note: Members qualify to apply for Iprovision support after six months of membership


Iprovision also maintains a small annual education fund to which all members, including student members, can apply for grants to help with the costs of training and qualifications.  The six-months of membership rule also applies to applications for this fund.  You can find out more about our education and career development fund here
Our support worker will work with you in confidence to understand your circumstances. Applicants for financial support from our main fund must be receiving, or in the process of applying for, all the state benefit support for which they may be eligible. 


Support is just a phone call away

We know it can be hard to reach out once you’ve made the decision to ask for support. That’s why it’s easy to apply. 
The first step is to contact our dedicated support worker Jan Hext via phone or email.

Apply now  

Meet our staff

Jan Hext Support Worker
Jan began working as Provision's support worker in December 2023. Jan has a long career in supporting people both face to face and via helplines.  Jan is a trained mental health professional and understands how life can take difficult twists and turns. She is friendly and approachable and adept at offering support both practically and emotionally which may be anything from listening, signposting or making an application for financial assistance. Jan will help people to explore the kind of help they feel they need to get life back on track.

Ann Austin– Administrator 

Meet our trustees

Contact us 

[email protected] [email protected]
Support line: 020 8144 5536
Mental Health Hotline: 0800 917 6470 

Annual reports & accounts 

Every year Iprovision publishes its annual report and audited accounts. Download a copy of our most recent accounts

 Iprovision, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Benevolent Fund is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Charity Number 1157465. Registered Office: c/o Sayer Vincent, Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0TL.