The object and purpose of the Company is to provide a fund out of which the Committee of Management may provide assistance, to
The following benefits are payable by the Trust Fund:-
On death of a member € 3,000
On death of a spouse € 3,000
On death of a widow € 3,000
On death of a child
to max of € 3,000
An annual allowance of €3000 is payable to each orphan under 18 years, and under 21 years, if receiving full time education.
The Company derives its main income from:
(a) Subscriptions from members of the Force
(b) Donations from members of the public.
(c) Functions run throughout the country by members.
(d) Court Orders
Educational Loan Scheme
The Company operates an Education Scheme
, which provides financial assistance for children of members of the Trust Fund who are in third level education. The maximum loan, per student will be €4,000 per academic year. The Fund also operates a Holiday Home Scheme for children with special needs. Details of both schemes are available from the Company’s Office.
The subscription for membership of the Company is € 1.27 per week. On retiring from the Force, membership may be continued on payment of a subscription of € 300. This will discharge, in full, their obligation to the Company.
GARDA RETIREMENT HOME
The Company provides a Retirement Home at Raheny House, 476 Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 (01-8311199). This provides secure
accommodation for members of the Force, their spouses, widows/widowers. The home is registered as required by the Health (Nursing Homes) Act 1990 and is recognised as coming within the meaning of Section 12 of
the Finance Act 1967. This means that relief of income tax will be available in respect of payments made for maintenance in the home.
For info / to download Application Forms go to www.gardabenevolent.ie