Welcome to the POOBI website.
Helping families with University Bursaries
POOBI is The Post Office Orphans Benevolent Institution
We help Royal Mail Group plc & Post Office Ltd families with children (see "
How we can help")
POOBI was established in 1870 by staff from the then General Post Office (a forerunner of
Royal Mail Group & Post Office Ltd) to help the families of their colleagues who faced hardship as a result
of death or chronic illness or disability.
We are run by a committee of management with Trustees who include Royal Mail employees,
and retired Royal Mail staff.
POOBI is managed by a Secretary to the Trustees. The office is usually open one day a week, but
there is a voicemail facility, more information on how to contact us can be found on the
contact us page.
POOBI or poobi is a registered trademark of The Post Office Orphans Benevolent Institution
(registered in UK)