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Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund


Laurel House, Robinhood Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, County Dublin

Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund

The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF), founded over 60 years ago, by Mr. Tim Nolan and the late Mr. Gerry Duffy is a national registered charity assisting people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sectors.
The objective of the fund is to provide financial relief for persons in need who have been involved in these trade sectors.
For over 60 years, enormous assistance has been provided to relieve hardship amongst unemployed and retired members and their spouses, who have fallen on difficult times because of ill health or bereavement.
The charity currently assists nearly 300 families / individuals monthly and will contribute over 650,000 annually on welfare support The breadth and depth of support is inclusive of annual annuities and crisis grants.
The Fund is a registered charity - No. 6577 and also a registered friendly society - No. 1775F.
Historically the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund has been a very successfully run welfare charity, supported by the leading companies in the retail, wholesale, food and drink and services industries.

The IGBF assists:
Widows and orphans, of members of the trade
Elderly and retired members in need
Members whose dependents are seriously ill
Members in need of nursing care either at home or institutionally
Cases of hardship from prolonged unemployment.
Welfare provision remains the Funds primary concern and the charity continues to provide support to those who were in need of support. The IGBF has also set about to build awareness within the industry and the charity world of its the work and encourages the industry to get involved to help find solutions to the hardship facing many former and current industry colleagues.