The sole purpose of the Chartered Institute of Journalists Pension Fund shall be to “provide relief and maintenance of members of the said Institute of Journalists who are in poor and necessitous circumstances.”

The Pensions Fund is of modest size and can only support a limited number of pensioners.   Therefore, pensions can only be offered when the opportunity arises.  For this reason there is no link to download a form.  When a pension becomes available members will be directed to this page and a link to the form will be provided at that time.

How to apply

When a vacancy for a pension becomes available a link will be provided below.  Members will be alerted to the vacancy through the usual Institute communications – e-mail, Journal and website. Once the form has been completed, it should be sent to Dominic Cooper at head office marked ‘confidential’ (address on the form and in the contacts section of this site).

Please be assured, all details of, and communications regarding, an applicant or their application are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Once the form has been received it will be sent, along with all other applications for the pension, to the Trustees of the Fund for their consideration. Their decision will be based upon the most in need of support and will be communicated back to all applicants – successful and unsuccessful.

[note color=”#D1F26D”] Please note the following rules apply to Institute Charities:

  • No claim on provident or other benefits may be made by a member (in any class) in respect of a condition (medical or otherwise) pre-existing at the time of that member joining the Institute, unless and until that member’s continuous duration of membership exceeds five years.
  • No provident or other benefit of any nature to any individual Member or person shall exceed £3000 by way of gross sum or £1000 by way of annuity.
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