The Journalists’ Charity was founded by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times.
More than a hundred and fifty years later, the organisation remains committed to providing advice and support to individuals working across the industry, at a time when journalism has arguably never been more important to society.
As well as offering friendly help and guidance to journalists of all ages and backgrounds, the charity provides confidential advice, emergency support and financial assistance, often when there’s nowhere else to turn. We also work closely with a number of partner organisations including The Printing Charity, NUJ Extra and Step Change to signpost other specialist services.
The charity supports a range of events throughout the year which offer networking and career development opportunities. And our coveted special awards recognise individuals who’ve gone above and beyond, demonstrating an outstanding commitment and contribution to journalism.