The Edridge Fund
We exist to provide money and support to people
in need in the Probation Service and Cafcass
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What our fund does...
The Fund was set up in 1934 in memory of Sydney George Edridge OBE, the founder and first General Secretary of Napo, and is now an independent registered charity.
Eligibility to benefit from the Edridge Fund extends to anyone in the Probation Service or Cafcass who is eligible to be a member of Napo, and their dependents.
This includes retired staff.
The Edridge Fund supports Probation and Cafcass staff
at times of stress and
Cafcass looks after the
interests of children involved
in family proceedings
Napo is a trade union, professional association and campaigning group. It represents more than 9000 probation and family court staff throughout the UK...read more
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for the fund
Registered U.K. Charity No. 803 493
The Edridge Fund of Napo
4 Chivalry Road, London, SW11 1HT
020 3397 7025
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About The Edridge Fund
The Edridge Fund is managed by five Trustees; each one is elected for a period of five years by the National Executive of Napo. They present an annual report on the work of the Fund to the NEC at the AGM.
Each Napo Branch elects its own Edridge Representative and this Representative is usually the first point of contact for anyone wishing to use the Fund.
Representatives are also encouraged to offer personal support should this be welcomed by any applicant. This role is, therefore, of vital importance to the Branch and to the operation of the Fund.
The Edridge Representatives and Trustees treat every application in the strictest confidence. These are considered at regular meetings throughout the year or, in response to crises, between meetings.
How the Edridge Fund Works
"Most Probation areas and CAFCASS have an Edridge Representative who can help people wanting to make applications, and also encourages colleagues to support the Fund.
The application form for help can be sent to us in a variety of ways, and this is explained on the form. If you want further information about assistance, or giving us a donation, you can contact us via this website, or telephone our central voicemail 020 3397 7025. You will normally have a response within a day.
The Trustees meet about six times a year, but the Trustees discuss applications by email, and although we undertake to provide a reply within three weeks, most applications are decided within days. In emergencies we can make a decision very quickly."
You can view or download our About The Fund booklet here