The Benevolent

Founded in 1886, The Benevolent’s mission is to help colleagues from the trade facing serious medical or financial hardship or any other workplace or home difficulties. Today The Benevolent continues to be at the heart of the UK drinks industry and is the only charity supporting employees from every sector of the drinks trade, no matter where they were employed or what their personal situation.

The Ben

Sister charity to The Benevolent, The BEN supports people of all ages who have worked in the licensed trade for at least three years full-time in Scotland. Offering financial, social and emotional support with beneficiaries receiving annual financial assistance as well as discretionary grants for emergency situations. More information on the support we provide can be found on the Who we help page.

As well as financial support, the charity also operates the picturesque BEN Pitlochry Estate on the banks of the River Tay, consisting of 18 bungalows which are rented at subsidised rates for eligible residents.


Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Hospitality Action

A charity dedicated to helping workers in the Hospitality Industry with a variety of needs from financial, health and legal.