We may help:

  • current full members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  • former full members of the NUJ who resigned from the union when they retired or left journalism, for example
  • dependants of deceased NUJ members, such as widows and orphans.

There are some restrictions:

  • we may only help full members of the NUJ, so we cannot assist you if you are a temporary, student or asylum seeker member
  • full NUJ members must have paid at least one year's contributions to the NUJ
  • for past members, we must have proof, via the NUJ's records or documentary evidence (old NUJ membership cards, NUJ life membership cards), that the person was a member of the NUJ who had paid their contributions regularly
  • we do not normally assist lapsed members, unless you can provide a reason that satisfies the trustees
  • we help current members facing short-term difficulties only. We cannot subsidise those who are unable to make a living as a journalist.

Further details on how we work.

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.