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11 Feb 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Garda Benevolent Trust Fund will take place at 12pm on Thursday 19th May, 2022 at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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Garda Benevolent Trust Fund

Brief History

The Garda Benevolent Trust Fund Company (GBTF) us a Registered Charity and is run by and for members of An Garda Siochana serving the retired and their families.

The Company's offices are on Floor 4, Phibsboro Tower and a Board of Management comprising of nominees from the four Garda Staff Associations and a representative from Garda Siochana Retired Members Association oversee the effective running of GBTF and continually strive to improve and introduce benefits/schemes to its members.

Garda Benevolent can trace its roots back to 1925 when there was a Dublin Metropolitan Garda Benevolent Society operating by members themselves to help alleviate hardship for Garda, Widows and Orphans. Garda Benevolent Society came into being in 1936 and Garda Benevolent Trust Fund Ltd became a registered company in 1994.

The "ethos" of Garda Benevolent has always remained the same where the collective ideal is to provide a fund that is available to support members in an uncertain and unpredictable future taking cognisance of the core characteristics of trust confidentiality and discretion. Garda Benevolent is known for its integrity and its understanding of members in the line of duty.

Garda Benevolent Trust Fund is there for all life's stages, Education Grants for third level studies, holiday homes for members with children with extra needs, members and family members suffering serious illness, general financial hardship, advice provided for members when in difficulty with mortgages etc. Every case is treated confidentially.

Company Structure

The Garda Benevolent Trust Fund was incorporated under the Companies Acts 1963 to 1990 on May 26th 1994. 
On the date of incorporation, there was a transfer of engagements from the previous Garda Siochana Benevolent Society.

On the death of a member€ 3,000.00
On the death of a spouse€ 3,000.00
On the death of a widow€ 3,000.00
On the death of a child (under 18yrs and under 23yrs if in full time education€ 3,000.00

Annual Orphans Allowance (Under 18 years and under 23 if in full time education)

€ 3,000.00

The Company’s income derives from:

  • Subscriptions from Members.
  • Donations from members of the public.
  • Various functions run throughout the country by members on behalf of the Trust Fund.
  • Court Orders.


The Company is controlled by a Committee of Management. The Committee comprises of members of the four Garda staff associations and the Garda Siochana Retired Members’ Association. Membership is comprised of subscribing members of the Force and retired members who pay a Life Membership fee on retiring. At present, the subscription for serving members is € 2.00 per week and Life Membership is a once off payment of € 400.00. Last year the Company paid out by way of grants, allowances and other payments in excess of € 826,441.

As much of this is given in confidence, the good work of the Company has to remain silent. The help and assistance of the many members who notify us about deaths of members, former members, spouses, widows, widowers and children is much appreciated. We would also like to be informed of cases where it is considered for one reason or another, assistance might be required.