Grants Made By IBBS
The Society awards either regular quarterly grants or “one off” payments for essential items, provided that in each case the committee of the Society are satisfied that financial hardship exists.
Historical Background of IBBS
The IBBS is a registered charity and was originally established unofficially in 1911 and officially inaugurated in Janauary 1912 with the following resolution:
"That a Benevolent Fund be formed ... the object of the Fund is to give assistance in any case of distress, after thorough examination of same by the Committee."