The Police are there for you when you need them most. They are the ones you call when everything goes wrong. They are the ones who comfort you after tragedy. They are the heroes running towards danger while telling you to run for safety.

And they are the people who will be attacked at work just for being a police officer. 110 of them will be injured on duty today. And another 110 tomorrow. And another 110 the day after. In fact, it is 110 every day – imagine going to work knowing that you stand a good chance that today is your day. Perhaps you’ll be lucky and only get spat at, kicked or punched. Or maybe you won’t be quite so lucky…

Last year, over 23,000 police officers were seriously injured on duty – equivalent to 10% of the entire UK police force. Or the population of Bangor. Some of them will never recover, leaving loved ones with no hope, no future, and no support. Those that do need constant support and care. That’s where the Police Dependants’ Trust comes in.

“The relief I felt
when they said they could
help was amazing.”

How can we help?

To apply for help, or to register with the Police Dependants' Trust, click here.

How can you help?

Your fundraising makes
all the difference.

The Police Dependants’ Trust receives no Government
money towards its activities. We rely on public donations
and fundraising to provide the vital support that injured
officers and their loved ones need.

“I wanted to do something
that made a difference.

That’s why I became a friend
of the Police Dependants’ Trust.”

You can donate online right now to support the work of the Police Dependants' Trust

For the past 50 years, the Police Dependants’ Trust has been a lifeline for thousands of police officers and their loved ones, providing the targeted support and financial assistance they need to survive, adapt, and adjust to their new situation. We receive no Government Funding, and it is only because of the enduring generosity of the public that they get the help they need, for life.

That is why we need your support. Today, tomorrow, and in the future so that we can honour the commitment made over fifty years ago:

to ensure those who suffer harm as a result of their policing role are cared for, and that the loved ones they leave behind are looked after.

In 2016 alone, thanks to the donations and fundraising efforts of people like you, we were able to:

award over £1m in individual and welfare grants for people in need.

provide 1,396 people with targeted support and financial assistance.

adapt the homes of 39 injured officers to improve their quality of life.

lead on pioneering research to deliver real change.

We’d love to keep
in touch with you

The Police Dependants’ Trust will only contact you if you have given us your express permission to keep in touch.

 This way, you can be sure you’ll only hear about our vital work if you’ve chosen to. You can also choose how you want to be contacted – whether by post, email, phone, or a combination of all three. It’s entirely up to you.

Your support changes lives, and we’d love to keep you posted with our news, activities and appeals.  Your details will only be used by the Police Dependants’ Trust – we will never give your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes. You are free to change your mind at any time.

Let us know you want to hear from us.