Firefighters 100 Lottery: making applications for support

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Dear Brother/Sister

Firefighters 100 Lottery: making applications for support

The Firefighters 100 Lottery was established by the Fire Brigades Union in preparation for our centenary in 2018. Its aim is to enable us to support initiatives which might not be possible through general union funding and to enable supporters beyond FBU members to participate.

The five Firefighters 100 Lottery good causes are:

1.       Family support and welfare: to provide longer-term support to the families of firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, including financial support such as individual bursaries to help towards the costs of further education, or grants towards the provision of specialist medical equipment, or support for inquests or similar processes.

2.       Memorials and remembrance: to support, establish and maintain memorials and/or memorial events in remembrance of firefighters killed in the line of duty. 

3.       Protect, prevent and promote: to promote the lessons learnt from the deaths and serious injuries of firefighters so as to better protect firefighters, the communities they serve and prevent deaths and injuries in the future.

4.       Research: to support research into the physical and mental health and wellbeing of firefighters; the “all hazards” nature of the modern fire and rescue service role; and the prevention, protection and intervention work firefighters undertake to save lives in our communities.

5.       Humanitarian assistance: to support humanitarian initiatives and appeals, including internationally, which are aimed at assisting those affected by fire or disaster and where there is a particular need for the support of skilled fire and rescue service intervention.

Making applications for lottery support

Applications for lottery support should be made to the Fund Distribution Panel. This should be done by emailing:

[email protected]                         and                    [email protected]

Please ensure that the email is sent to both.

Your email should explain the details of case, the funding request and the category of good cause which you think applies.

The matter will then be considered by the Fund Distribution Panel who may seek further information from local officials or other relevant people.

Best wishes.

Yours fraternally,

Matt Wrack
General Secretary

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