• "I was overwhelmed by the assistance given to me by the BDCI, for their grant made such a positive difference to my life"

    Mrs Taylor
  • "I could not have started looking for work without the help I received to secure my new home. Having my own space has helped me get my life back together and make a fresh start. Thank you."

    Mr Dudley
  • "Thank you so much for helping me to obtain this wonderful chair, it has made a terrific difference to my life!"

    Mrs O'Kelly
  • "After a period of unsettlement, Mr Dunn and his young children have been allocated secure accommodation. The receipt of funds from your organisation will enable him to purchase essential household items to assist the family's resettlement into the community."

    Health Worker


2019 BDCI Festival Dinner



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

Click here for more details

Applications for Assistance
Fundraising, News and Events
Book now for 2019 BDCI Festival dinner!

Last year's Festival Dinner was a sell out success so BDCI are making tickets available early this year for those who wish to guarantee their places now.

The 2019 BDCI Festival Dinner will be held on Friday 1st November at the iconic and historic Grade 11 listed Whitbread Brewery building in the City of London.

Tickets are £180pp which includes a drinks reception before the meal, plus half a bottle of wine per person.

Click here to find out more.
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