Service Charities


By SPP Reporter


Services' Professional Welfare Support Providers.

Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare

The Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare Team provide accessible support services that strengthen and enhance the resilience and resourcefulness of Naval Service personnel, their families and communities. Such are the diverse needs of Service Personnel and their family and friends that Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare is on hand to help with the very specific challenges that can be encountered during life in – or with – the Royal Navy.

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/welfare/welfare-teams

Army Welfare Service

The Army Welfare Service is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals and families and the Chain of Command in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of our servicemen and women. The Army Welfare Service’s remit includes Regular Soldiers, their families and communities, the Army Reserve and Reservists and, in certain circumstances, Veterans, other Services and MoD civilians serving overseas.

www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/welfare-support

Royal Air Force Community

The site for all the RAF's support and welfare organisations.

www.raf.mod.uk/community


Other Service Charities and Support Providers

The Confederation of Service Charities

Cobseo provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. This allows Cobseo members to interact with all interested parties and especially to cooperate and collaborate with others in order to provide the best possible level of support to our beneficiaries.

www.cobseo.org.uk


Little Troopers, Service Charities, Garrison
Little Troopers, Service Charities, Garrison

Little Troopers

Little Troopers provides support for children who have a parent serving in the British Armed Forces (Regular or Reserves). The charity aims to help maintain the family bond through separation by building a community, sharing ideas and helping children meet others who understand the challenges they face. The charity provides support through resources, initiatives and events:

• Support resources; Separation Packs, send a hug kits, print offs from website to ease and aid separation from a serving parent

• Recognition; Little Trooper of the month initiative, Birthday card initiative, competitions celebrating being a British Forces Family

• Events; for children with a serving parent away from the home to distract them and also for when Mum or Dad returns to re connect the family

Contact Information

www.littletroopers.net

Info@littletroopers.net

4b, 80 High Street
Egham
TW20 9HE

ABF Charity
ABF Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families. Includes making grants to individuals and specialist charities that help ex-soldiers and their families.

www.soldierscharity.org


aggies
aggies

Dedicated to supporting the serving men and women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families.

aggies.org.uk


ADT
ADT

Army Dependants' Trust. Promotion of the efficiency of the Army by the awarding of immediate financial assistance to meet the needs of dependants/next of kin of deceased soldiers or officers.

www.armydeptrust.org.uk


aff
aff

Army Families Federation. AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant.

www.aff.org.uk


army widows
army widows

Offering comfort, support and friendship to widows and widowers of Service people.

www.armywidows.org.uk


blesma
blesma

A national charity formed in the years following the First World War which supports all limbless ex service men and women, their widows and dependants.

www.blesma.org


blind veterans
blind veterans

Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

www.blindveterans.org.uk


bff
bff

Boost the morale of the Forces primarily through high quality entertainment and projects designed to bring the public and their Armed Forces closer together.

www.bff.org.uk


combat stress
combat stress

Combat Stress provides effective treatment and support, delivered by qualified and understanding professionals, to Veterans of the UK Armed Forces who are suffering from mental ill health.

www.combatstress.org.uk


families of the fallen
families of the fallen

Families of the Fallen has been set up specifically to deliver EXTRA financial help to the families of British servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

www.familiesofthefallen.org.uk


forces children trust
forces children trust

As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life threatening injuries whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces.

www.forceschildrenstrust.org


forces pension
forces pension

Forces Pension Society. We campaign on behalf of all ranks of all three Services to seek improvements to the Armed Forces Pension Schemes (AFPS): we also campaign to resolve unfairness within the AFPS and we seek to ensure that all serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their dependents receive the occupational pension to which they are entitled.

www.forpen.co.uk


gurkha welfare trust
gurkha welfare trust

To provide welfare to enable Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants to live out their lives with dignity, primarily in Nepal but increasingly in UK and elsewhere.

www.gwt.org.uk


haig housing
haig housing

Haig Housing is the leading housing provider for ex-Service people and the strategic housing partner of Help for Heroes. The main object of the Trust is to provide housing assistance to the Service and ex-Service community and this is delivered through various options including:

General needs housing throughout the UK let to ex-Service people at affordable rent

Special needs housing to rent or part purchase through a shared ownership scheme aimed to help severely wounded and disabled Service and ex-Service people

www.haighousing.org.uk


help for heroes
help for heroes

Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country.

www.helpforheroes.org.uk


lady grover
lady grover

The Object of the Fund is to help Officers to defray expenses incurred by the illness of their dependants.

Membership is open to any Officer, male or female, serving or retired, of the three Services, who holds or has held a regular commission for a minimum of five years.

Membership is also open to widows or widowers of Officers, divorced wives or husbands of Officers, for their own benefit or that of their children, and for descendant carers of Officers (all within certain criteria).

www.ladygrover.org.uk


legion scotland
legion scotland

Helps ex-services men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice, whether they left military service yesterday or 50 plus years ago.

www.legionscotland.org.uk


military wives choirs
military wives choirs

The Military Wives Choirs Foundation charity was created following the enormous success of the No.1 single Wherever You Are, which raised over half a million pounds for SSAFA and The Royal British Legion.

www.militarywiveschoirs.org


naval families federation
naval families federation

The NFF offers an independent voice to Royal Naval and Royal Marines personnel and ALL members of their extended family. The NFF can provide support and guidance on day to day issues that occur as a result of being part of a Naval Service family. The NFF has direct access to the Chain of Command, the MOD and the Government.

www.nff.org.uk


officers association scotland
officers association scotland

Provision of employment and career transition services for serving and former officers; relief of distress among former regular or reserve officers and their dependants. Applicants must be resident in Scotland at the time of their initial application or have been members of a Scottish Regiment.

www.oascotland.org.uk


officers association
officers association

Dedicated exclusively to supporting officers, ex-officers and their dependants. Including provision of employment services, financial and welfare support. Works in close collaboration with other charities.

Collocated with The Soldier’s Charity, RFEA and the Haig Housing Trust and Cobseo.

www.officersassociation.org.uk


poppy scotland
poppy scotland

Supporting veterans and their dependants in Scotland through the help of dedicated volunteers and donors.

www.poppyscotland.org.uk


rafbf
rafbf

The RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing practical, financial and personal lifetime support to all members of the RAF family whether serving or veterans and their families.

www.rafbf.org


raf-ff
raf-ff

Represents the views and concerns of RAF personnel and their families to those who can make a difference, for example senior RAF and MoD staff and Ministers. The RAF FF is outside the chain of command and can promise an independent and confidential service.

www.raf-ff.org.uk


raf widow
raf widow

RAF Widows Association. Giving emotional support and practical help to Service widows.

www.rafwidowsassociation.org.uk


recruit for spouses
recruit for spouses

Recruit for Spouses is the award winning social enterprise which has helped hundreds of military spouses find employment.

www.recruitforspouses.co.uk


rfea
rfea

Part of the Career Transition Partnership. To help men and women of all ranks leaving the Armed Forces to find and remain in employment throughout their working lives.

www.rfea.org.uk


raf-association
raf-association

Providing friendship, help and support for the whole RAF family. Incorporating RAF Families Federation representing the concerns of RAF personnel.

www.rafa.org.uk


RA
RA

Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society. Providing quality long term care for Seafarers and dependants.

www.royalalfredseafarers.com


rbli
rbli

Royal British Legion Industries. A not-for-profit charity providing accommodation, employment and support services to Armed Forces individuals and families, particularly those who have experienced injury or sickness.

www.rbli.co.uk


chelsea pensioners
chelsea pensioners

To provide veterans with the care, support, and comradeship they need in order that they can grow old with dignity.

www.chelseapensioners.co.uk


royal marines association
royal marines association

Maintains and promotes esprit de corps and comradeship amongst all Royal Marines, past and present.

www.royalmarinesassociation.org.uk


royal naval association
royal naval association

Established to further the efficiency and well-being of the Service, preserve its traditions and encourage recruiting. MOU with RN for serving RN / RM / RNR / RFA / QARRNS.

www.royal-naval-association.co.uk


royal naval benevolent trust
royal naval benevolent trust

The RNBT was established under Royal Charter in 1922 to help those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, and their dependants, in times of need and distress; the collective term for the RNBT’s beneficiaries is The RNBT Family.

www.rnbt.org.uk


childrens fund
childrens fund

Dedicated to supporting children in need whose parents work or have worked, for the Naval Service.

www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk




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