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Ways we help

Iprovision can offer confidential guidance and support when things get difficult for you and your family for any number of reasons, including, but not limited to: 
  • Long-term or terminal illness
  • Mental health conditions (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Periods of unemployment or low income
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Bereavement
  • Facing other set-backs

These circumstances may lead to difficulties in meeting everyday costs or accessing the right support so can have a severe impact on quality of life.  

Financial Grants

If you are experiencing financial difficulties or are dealing with life changing circumstances, Iprovision can offer grants to help you meet these unexpected costs. Examples of our support include: 

  • Short term payments towards everyday living
  • Replacing household appliances (fridge, washing machine etc)
  • Provide mobility aids (wheelchair, mobility scooter etc.)
  • Home adaptations to support continued independent living
  • Clothing (such as for school uniforms or job interviews)
  • Funeral and associated expenses 
  • Car repairs
  • Assistance with relocation or moving expenses
  • Travel or hospital parking
  • Respite care, or care breaks
  • Safety and security home repairs

Careers and wider support

Iprovision always looks to help in the longer-term as well as addressing short-term issues. While we do not provide long-term financial support, we may be able to fund careers coaching or training to help with job prospects, and support to help members stay in touch with their professional body and networks. We also put people in touch with money and debt advisory services, and signpost other local and national services that may be able to help.

Supporting Education and Career Development

In 2023 Iprovision launched a secondary education fund to celebrate the CIPR’s 75th anniversary and to help people from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds kick start or advance a career in public relations. This initiative was hugely successful, and this fund is now closed. Find out more about how our new education fund for members here.

Mental health hotline

The Iprovision mental health hotline gives members instant access to BACP accredited counsellors through Health Assured. They can provide support on a range of issues and will help you to decide what’s right for you.  You can call the mental health hotline on 0800 917 6470.

Take the first step to a happier, healthier you. Find out more here.

CIPR membership fees

Members receiving support from Iprovision may also be entitled to help with their CIPR membership fees. Note: all applications and grants are assessed on an individual case basis.