The BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) is the meat industry's own trade charity. It exists to provide support for those who work, or have previously worked, in the meat industry but have fallen on hard times, regardless of their circumstances. Widows, dependants and children may also be eligible for assistance.

Help is given in two ways:

  • One-off grants to help towards a major expense
  • Assistance towards fees in a residential or nursing home

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The Buddy Scheme
One of the major challenges faced by the BDCI today is building awareness amongst those who need help.

That's why we are calling on the meat industry to help spread the word to those who might benefit from the charity's support. We're looking to recruit people working in the industry to help spread the word to those who might benefit from the BDCI's support.

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Applications for Assistance
Fundraising, News and Events
The Annual Festival Dinner is the highlight of the BDCI calendar. It is well supported by the meat industry who give generously to help raise funds, enabling the BDCI to help more people.

This year's Festival Dinner take place on Friday 21st October.
For more information click here
A Word of Thanks from our Beneficiaries
Each year the BDCI spends around £200,000 helping individuals in need and we are often contacted by beneficiaries asking for their expressions of heartfelt gratitude to be passed on to those who give support to the charity. Click here to read their comments.

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Registered Charity No: 1155703 A Private Limited Company registered in England and Wales No: 8880818