If a crisis strikes, or you are suddenly in need, we are here to offer a helping hand
The charity helps journalists and their dependants, of all ages, at times of crisis. We provide grants and other financial assistance to meet immediate needs. We also run retirement, care and extra care homes. MORE INFORMATION/HOW WE CAN HELP
The charity relies on investment income, subscriptions, donations, sponsorships and legacies. We also hold a number of fund raising events across the country every year. You can join the charity for less than £1 a week. HOW YOU CAN HELP
1 A pound a week is the cost of signing up today as a friend and active supporter of the charity.
52 The number of places at our three homes.
1864 The year in which the Journalists’ Charity founded as the Newspaper Press Fund. Charles Dickens spoke at a dinner the following year.
2014 The Journalists’ Charity celebrates its 150th anniversary
2,200 The number of journalists in need helped by the charity over the last decade.
400,000 The number of pounds spent by the charity each year helping journalists and their families in need – brought down by ill health, unemployment, infirmity or plain bad luck.
100,000 The estimated number of journalists in the UK
£5m The cost of the Journalist Charity’s care home in Dorking – Pickering House – opened seven years ago by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Wessex.
The Journalists’ Charity is run by journalists for journalists. We are the leading charity for all journalists in need, always ready to help them and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance.