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

financial crisis.

Cafcass looks after the

 interests of children involved

in family proceedings more

Napo is a trade union, professional association and campaigning group. It represents more than 9000 probation and family court staff throughout the more

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Registered U.K. Charity No. 803 493

The Edridge Fund of Napo
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Many Probation and Cafcass staff spend their working lives dealing with other people's problems but do not always know where to turn when things get difficult for themselves.


The Edridge Fund is here to provide money, support and help if you need it. This could mean cash to cope with an immediate crisis, and for support and advice from one of our Representatives.


The Edridge Fund may be able to help you. Application is swift and confidential, and involves completion of just one form. To apply simply print out the application form, fill it in and either post it to us or send the completed file in an email.


We are allowed to help if your job makes you eligible to join the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo), even if you are not a member. We can also help if you are retired and Edridge can help families and dependents if the eligible person dies.


Eligible parties include:


  • Employees of the Service who are eligible to be members of Napo
  • Retired Staff
  • Bereaved Partners, Spouses and Dependents of the above.


Edridge operates only on the basis of demonstrated need. Applications are assessed individually and grants are designed to help towards the applicant's specific requirements.

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