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Charities dedicated to the Armed Forces are created with the specific purpose of assisting both former and current members of the Armed Forces, along with their families. In the UK, the sector comprises a wide variety of such charities, with an estimated 500 organizations focused on providing welfare support to a community of roughly 6.5 million people. Directory of supporting charities

BFBS ‘big salute’ opens 2024 grant applications
BFBS ‘big salute’ opens 2024 grant applications
NEWS

BFBS is proud to announce the launch of the 2024 grant application process for the Big Salute. The annual initiative provides vital project-based funding to charities supporting forces related initiatives, empowering them to make a difference in the lives of those within the military community.

Launchpad receives funding to support homeless Royal Navy veterans
Launchpad receives funding to support homeless Royal Navy veterans
NEWS

Veterans’ charity Launchpad has received a grant for £11,250 from the Home | The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (rnrmc.org.uk), working in partnership with Greenwich Hospital.

Veterans have access to new recovery courses
Veterans have access to new recovery courses
NEWS

Three NHS Recovery Colleges have come together to offer Armed Forces veterans in London a specialist recovery course focusing on improving wellbeing and mental health.

Service dogs UK launches new video “two at a time”
Service dogs UK launches new video “two at a time”
NEWS

To coincide with the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, Service Dogs UK will be releasing a 16-minute video that details the transformative work they do for members of the Armed Forces community.

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex Brings Smiles and Support to Bereaved Military Children
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex Brings Smiles and Support to Bereaved Military Children
NEWS

Scotty's Little Soldiers hosted a heart-warming event in London, bringing together 50 children and young people who have experienced the death of a military parent for a fun-filled afternoon with the charity’s Global Ambassador, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

Giraffes on tour launches charity giraffe teddy with support from Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
Giraffes on tour launches charity giraffe teddy with support from Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
NEWS

On Thursday 25th April 2024, 500 giraffe teddies joined a No 10 Squadron RAF flight to raise awareness and support for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Louise Conwaythe daughter of Director of Giraffes on Tour, Ian Conway.

RAF Families Federation unveils annual impact report, showcasing commitment to RAF personnel and families
RAF Families Federation unveils annual impact report, showcasing commitment to RAF personnel and families
NEWS

The RAF Families Federation presents its 2023 Impact Report, highlighting a year of dedication to supporting and advocating for Royal Air Force personnel and their families.

Ex Royal Marines’ take on Peking to Paris rally in ‘The Goose’ to raise funds for charity
Ex Royal Marines’ take on Peking to Paris rally in ‘The Goose’ to raise funds for charity
NEWS

Former Royal Marines Jan Hutchings and Andrew Clutterbuck will soon be embarking on the most amazing adventure of a civvy lifetime as they head off to China for the start of the 8th Peking to Paris motor rally. They will be driving ‘The Goose – a stunning 1953 Jaguar XK120 Open Top Sports car.

Norfolk veteran taking on national three peaks challenge for military charity
Norfolk veteran taking on national three peaks challenge for military charity
NEWS

On Tuesday 14 May Lance Fielding will be climbing the tallest points of England, Wales, and Scotland, in under 24 hours. He’ll be raising funds for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

RAF Benevolent Fund launches the tin foil aeroplane challenge to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day
RAF Benevolent Fund launches the tin foil aeroplane challenge to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day
NEWS

To mark 80 years since D-Day and Operation Taxable, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, has launched the tin foil aeroplane challenge.

SSAFA modernises its RAF service support
SSAFA modernises its RAF service support
NEWS

Late last year, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity was successful in its bid to continue its RAF Personal Support and Social Work Service (RAF PS & SWS).

Veteran friendly framework: praise for nationwide project supporting veterans in care homes
Veteran friendly framework: praise for nationwide project supporting veterans in care homes
NEWS

A new project is having a huge impact on the lives of ex-Armed Forces personnel living in care homes.

Poppy pathways helping veterans become employment-ready
Poppy pathways helping veterans become employment-ready
NEWS

Veterans in London and the South East who are keen to build their confidence, learn essential skills and become more employment-ready can sign up for a pioneering new training and work placement course, Poppy Pathways.