We try to help:

  • NUJ members
  • former NUJ members, and
  • dependants of members/former members who have died.

Read more about those we help.

We are funded by NUJ members through NUJ contributions and by personal donations.

We aim to assist those who have fallen on hard times and who need temporary financial help.

We may also help members or dependants who have become disabled or seriously ill with one-off grants to cover unforeseen large bills.

We have bought electric wheelchairs, helped provide rent deposits for those who have become homeless, paid for property adaptations for members who have been disabled, helped with removal expenses for a person fleeing domestic violence and paid countless utility bills.

We consider each case on its merit and work to guidelines that are reviewed every year by the trustees.

Read more about the trustees in the who's who section.

Read more about how we can help you.

We work with other charities to assist members, including the Journalists' Charity (formerly the Newspaper Press Fund).

Donate to NUJ extra – anyone can donate money to the charity. Members should log in to the website before making a donation to avoid filling in forms.

Members can also donate while they shop by using whichever online charity donation method they prefer. We are registered with:

Members can also choose NUJ Extra when Facebook suggests setting up a fundraiser.

Just to give one example: Easyfundraising has 3,700 retailers, such as M&S. John Lewis and Argos, but also includes market places, such as eBay and the craft marketplace Etsy.

For the avoidance of doubt, NUJ Extra is not endorsing any of these retailers, shopping schemes or social media companies. We are simply making ourselves available on as many fundraising platforms as possible.

NUJ extra is based at the NUJ's head office in London.

The address is:

Headland House,
72 Acton Street, 

If you have any questions regarding how we can help, please contact our administrator, Leyla Yusuf, on 020 7843 3738 or by email: [email protected]