Optical Benevolent Fund

Find out more about the Benevolent Fund of the AOP and the College

Life doesn't always go to plan. Situations can arise that prevent you from pursuing your career, supporting yourself and your family, or planning for the future. The AOP and College’s Benevolent Fund is here to help optometrists and their dependants during those difficult circumstances.

The support is usually financial, to help with an immediate crisis such as an unexpected bill or other expense, or it may be to help by supplementing income on an ongoing basis to meet regular outgoings. The Benevolent Fund can assist by offering a helping hand to put you in contact with the right agencies who will be able to deal with other concerns. This may include help with financial management or debt counselling, drug, alcohol or other addictions, or with the purchase of equipment to meet specific needs, such as a motorised wheel chair, low vision aids etc.

The AOP donates £30,000 per annum to the Benevolent Fund.

Contact the Benevolent Fund

01787 223 800