Service Charities

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.

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.

Royal Air Force Community

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




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.



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

4b, 80 High Street
TW20 9HE



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.


















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












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.

















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.







army widows










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















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.







blind veterans











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






















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









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.










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.








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.






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.







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.






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






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.







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).







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.







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.







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.








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.








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.







poppy scotland








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















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.














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.







raf widow








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






recruit for spouses







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






















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.















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


















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


















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.






chelsea pensioners










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







royal marines association






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








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.







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.








childrens fund







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



















Financial assistance to serving and retired RN and RM Officers in distress.





Royal Voluntary Service.

Formerly the WRVS, helping older people in the community.








skill force








Educational charity working in schools as ‘troops to teachers’ making positive and permanent change in young people’s lives.















SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.

Each year, our staff and network of 7,500 volunteers are there for more that 50,000 people, ranging from D-Day veterans to the families of young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.







calvert trust









The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.








nf association










The Not Forgotten Association provides leisure and recreation for wounded serving and ex-service men and women with disabilities.








poppy factory










The country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

The Poppy Factory provides bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans around the country, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.








british legion











Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.





The Royal Marines Charity 

We are a single, unified and integrated charity for the Royal Marines extended Corps family.







royal navy charity








Single focus charity for the Naval Service. Provides major grants to serving units and to naval charities. Key outputs are (Serving – Dependants, Amenities, Sport and Prizes; Through-life care–Benevolence).


















Royal Navy Royal Marines Widows' Association.  A Special group of Volunteers, recently formed to try and offer a much needed service of friendship, support and comfort.







royal star & garter homes






Providing outstanding nursing and therapeutic care at two residential care homes for ex-Service personnel with physical disabilities and dementia.








ticket for troops











Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide all serving members of the Armed Forces and those medically discharged since 2001 with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions. Over the last five years, the charity has been donated over 500,000 tickets which have been made available to their 140,000 registered members.







union jack club










The Union Jack Club has been a charity since 1904 for the Non-Commissioned Armed Forces community, proudly providing members a haven in London, including the free use of the library, the changing and games rooms, Wi-Fi, when staying, entry to enjoy the use of the Soho Gym, internet café and baggage store. We are particularly proud of our comfortable and affordable 290 bedrooms, which include fully accessible rooms, flats and family rooms, Restaurant serving continental and cooked breakfasts, extensive seasonal a la carte menus as well as a £15 set menu with wine, at lunchtime and in the evenings. There is no fee for serving Non-Commissioned members of HM Armed Forces who have access using their Military ID card. Ex-Service members’ annual fee remains at £17.







veterans scotland









Veterans Scotland’s is concerned with enhancing the welfare and well-being of the Veterans community in Scotland by encouraging cooperation and coordination between the ex-Service charities in Scotland; engaging where appropriate with the UK and Scottish governments on matters relating to veterans affairs and acting as a point of contact for government and other agencies for all matters relating to veterans policy.



















Private members club for all ranks, serving and retired, members of the Armed Forces.






walking with the wounded









To provide funding for retraining and education for Wounded Servicemen and Women.

To raise awareness of Wounded Servicemen and Women via our Walking With The Wounded Expeditions.


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