This is a Freemen’s Charity Award that is often mistakenly referred to as the Freemen’s Pension.
It is, in fact, a Charity payment of £50 per quarter year, paid directly into the bank accounts of Freemen of the City of Coventry who are retired.
The payment is made to both Freemen and their widows.
Widows of Freemen can still apply to receive this charity award, in their own right, even if their spouse was not receiving the payment when they died.
To be entitled to this charity award, you must be a Freeman of the City of Coventry, aged 65 or over, fully retired and living within a 7 mile radius of St. Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry. Widows must also be living within the 7 mile radius of St. Mary’s Guildhall.
Anyone who is seeking to enquire about this charity award, for themselves or on behalf of a Freeman or the widow of a Freeman, are advised to seek an application form from Mr. David Evans, at Baldwins (Coventry) Ltd, who administer the funds on behalf of the Coventry Freemen’s Charity.
The postal address is: Coventry Freemen’s Charity, 3Mc Middlemarch Business Park, Siskin Drive, Coventry CV3 4FJ
Tel: 024 7625 8621 / Fax: 024 7652 5544
Please DO NOT apply via this Coventry Freemen’s Guild web site, as you will need to take in a copy of your Oath of a Freeman to the office of Baldwins (Coventry) Ltd to verify your eligibility.
Further information can be obtained by sending an email to Alison.Hewitt@baldwinandco.co.uk