Who We Help

The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping past and present members of the wider architectural profession, and their families, in times of need.

We help architects, architectural assistants, AT professionals (architectural technologists and technicians) and landscape architects, and their families. Eligibility for our support is based on work experience in the UK rather than membership of one of the professional membership bodies.

We help people of all ages; at the beginning of their career, in later stages and when retired. 

Today the Architects Benevolent Society spends more than £1 million each year helping over 500 people with grants, gifts, loans, advice and in many other ways. Our welfare officers take the time to offer support and advice, in addition to practical help.

"ABS has been brilliant in supporting me at a time of crisis in my life, with practical advice regarding access to welfare and NHS services along with financial help."  Ian, Architect

Please take a look at some of the stories below which describe the different ways we have helped people.

Michelle's Story

As the breadwinner in a single income family, the economic pressure of the last three to four years was extremely stressful for Michelle. Though she remained employed as a Chartered Landscape...

Theo's Story

Theo's architect father died not long after his seventeenth birthday after almost eighteen months in a coma following a massive stroke. The strain of spending every day at his hospital...

To read more stories about who we have helped and how we have helped them, please visit our stories section.

If you need help yourself or know someone who might benefit from our help then please visit our help section.

  • Mental Health Support

    We are now able to offer practical support to people experiencing anxiety, stress or anxiety based depression through our partnership with Anxiety UK.
  • Ambassadors

    Our ambassadors are volunteers who help us to raise awareness of the work we do or fundraise for us in regions all over the country.
  • Corporate Supporter Scheme

    Our new scheme is a great way for companies to give back and demonstrate a commitment to supporting the wellbeing of people in the profession.