Our specialised charity was created in 1823 in response to the dreadful poverty suffered by British migrant workers and their families in Paris.

Almost two centuries later we continue to assist British citizens who have made their homes in France and find themselves, for whatever reason, in desperate need of financial support.

May 2020 - Article in the connexion Newspaper

200-year-old charity gives help to those in hardship.

Any Britons living in France who are suffering real financial hardship due to Covid-19 may be able to get help from a long established charity.

The British Charitable Fund in Paris is expecting to see a rise in demand as the consequences of confinement take effect.

The body gives a long or short term discretianory monthly grants to help with rent, electricity, food, heating and other outgoings.


Meet some of the people the BCF has helped

Our event last November

The British Charitable Fund,Paris, under the patronage of Lord Llewellyn, The British Ambassador in France, held a Musical Evening of Lighthearted fun in preparation for Christmas!

The music was provided by the senior school jazz band and soloists of the “British School of Paris”, under the direction of Simon Lockwood.

All proceeds are in aid of the British Charitable Fund in its commitment to help vulnerable British families living in France who, particularly at this time of year, struggle to keep warm and properly fed.

At a glance...

BCF beneficiaries by age

  • 0-19 years
  • 20-39 years
  • 40-49 years
  • 50-59 years
  • 60-69 years
  • 70+

BCF grants disbursed, 2000-2019 (GBP)

  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019


Important moments


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