Child benefit scheme

Every life stage brings its own rewards and challenges, and sometimes we need a helping hand. Our exclusive member benefits ensure that you’re getting the help you need to make things a little easier. Whether you’ve just had a child, studying at university, recovering from an accident at work or have fallen on hard times.

As we always say, with Community in your corner, you are never alone.

Our members’ children represent the future, and we aim to support them on their journey into adulthood. If your children are under the age of 16, you can register them with us. They will then receive birthday cards and gift vouchers at key stages of their childhood, such as when they first start school. We also celebrate your child with a £50 ‘baby bonus’ payment for parents.

The small print
• For members who have transferred from other unions, rules apply regarding eligibility of children born or adopted before the relevant transfer date (it depends on your industry!). Our advisors will be able to let you know if this applies to you.
• To receive the ‘baby bonus’ you must have been a member of Community for at least 12 months prior to your child’s birth or adoption date.

How to apply:
• To register a child under the Child Benefit Scheme, download and complete an application form.
• Alternatively, you can ask your workplace rep for an application form, or call the Service Centre on 0800 389 6332.

All of Community’s benefits and services, including the child benefit, are only available to paying members of the union.