Welcome to the Rugby Group Benevolent Fund


The Rugby Group Benevolent Fund was set up in 1955 with the original aim of supporting the welfare of employees and former employees, and their dependants. Its remit included supplying free coal to retired workers at Christmas.

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Communities we support

  • Barrington, Cambridgeshire
  • Chinnor, Oxfordshire
  • Kensworth, Bedfordshire
  • Lewes, Sussex
  • Rochester, Kent
  • Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Southam, Warwickshire
  • South Ferriby, North Lincolnshire
  • Tilbury, Essex

Today, the fund still retains its original objectives but has widened its scope to include charitable causes in the communities in which its employees, former employees and their dependants live. Projects we support must provide public benefit in the areas shown here.

The operations of the former Rugby Group have now become a part of CEMEX UK, one of the world’s leading cement manufacturers. While supported by CEMEX UK, the fund retains its independence and is managed by a board of trustees made up of employees and former employees.

The fund is a company limited by guarantee and does not have share capital. Its directors are trustees appointed by the board. It does not actively fund raise and aims to continue its work through careful stewardship of its existing investments.

Our accounts

The charity's most recent report and accounts can be viewed here