The first objective of the Club is to promote fellowship among members and co-operation in every respect and wherever possible. Through social events organised by the Club, like-minded individuals from a common industry are provided the opportunity to meet and share experiences in a forum remote from the more usual working environment.
The second but equally important objective, and the one for which perhaps the Club is best known, is to provide financial first aid to the unfortunate victims of accident or illness within the construction industry, and to their dependants where a fatal or permanently disabling accident has occurred. This role is greatly appreciated by the recipients of assistance since in many cases compensation can take a considerable time to be paid and families are left without income at a very stressful time.
The Club generally withdraws once compensation has been paid. Each branch of the Club has instigated its own Benevolent Fund (as a registered charity) and disburses assistance in the form of lump sum payments or modest monthly pensions from funds that it has raised itself from donations received from members, sponsoring organisations and financial surpluses resulting from social events organised for the benefit of the members.