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The British Benevolent Fund
is a Spain-wide Charity for
when times are tough

We provide financial support to help Britons in Spain get back on their feet.

“Many thanks to the BBF for all its help. Our dream of living in Spain came to an end with the closure of the bar and then losing the house. We are now back in Scotland and have found full-time employment, so life is on the up. This would not have been possible without your assistance.” 

—  David, Lanzarote


As our name implies we are a benevolent fund whose activity is to provide financial support to British citizens and their families in need in Spain.

The aim of the British Benevolent Fund is to provide financial help to British citizens in distress without any other recourse, whether they be residents or visiting.


The BBF is one of the oldest English-Speaking charities in the country with records going back over century.


We are now a fully registered association with an independent committee drawn from the British community in Spain.


We work closely with the British consular network and are honoured to have the Hugh Elliott, HM Ambassador as our honorary patron.


Our committee consists of volunteers who give their time, experience and professional knowledge to raise manage and use funds for the betterment of all in our community.

All members of our committee contribute financially to the fund and receive no remuneration.

We hope that you can support our work

Apply for a grant


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If you need financial assistance we will work with you to find a solution - you can mail us at or apply through your local British consulate or partner charities.


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All donations make a difference in someone's life. We, like you, do not have a magic wand but we do have experience, understanding, and patience to help build a bridge over troubled water. Your donation could help someone deal with a life-changing event such as bereavement or repatriation.


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If you would like to support our work and make a donation to the fund you can do so by bank transfer or by credit card. All donations go torwards funding our cases and no renumeraton is paid to any officer of the fund nor do we keep offices and keep our expenditure to the minimum for the good running of the fund. 

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