Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

British Charitable Society

P.O. Box 2566
Westwood, MA 02090

(888) 808-4895



The Mission of the British Charitable Society is to provide relief to unfortunate British persons who by the dispensations of Providence may be reduced to poverty, or as emigrants, destitute of information, require the aid of such an institution.

The Society raises the funds to fulfill its mission by presenting a range of high quality and highly entertaining events with a distinctly 'British' flavor, which appeal both to its increasingly diverse membership and to corporate sponsors and partners.

Emergency Care; the payment of outstanding utility bills or overdue rent on a one-time basis
Transitional Support; a small monthly stipend to help with expenses during a temporary downturn in income (usually not exceeding 6 months )
Crisis Transportation; Airfare to the UK for emergencies or permanent resettlement, or to cover car repairs if needed for work

Primary Services:

  • Electric Service Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Rent Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

General Information



Intake Process:

Volunteer basis so mail is best method of contact. Application for assistance available online. Anyone may join, donate, or attend an event.

Program Fees:

Annual Membership: Friends; $100, Patron; $400, President's Circle; $1,500, Benefactor; $5,000, Corporate; starting at $1,000


To be considered for assistance, you must be: British, holding a passport of the United Kingdom or its dependencies or a child of such a person, and a resident in one of the six New England states.

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