The beginnings of the Support Network
The Support Network was founded 100 years ago by members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as a way of providing advice, support and financial assistance to those past and present members of the IMechE (and their dependants) who needed it. It was then known as the Benevolent Fund of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Since those early days back in 1913, the Support Network has adapted as times have changed, but its simple and straightforward aim remains the same today:
"…to help IMechE members, and their dependants, who are in need…"
The Support Network is an independent charity (Registered Number 209465) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number 130981). It is neither funded nor managed by the IMechE, but governed by Trustees who are all themselves members of the Institution.
For more about how we operate, read about our Organisation, or use the links on the left-hand side of the page to find out about the ways we offer help and support.
A Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No.130981)
Registered Office: 3 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ
Registered Charity No. 209465