ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Grants are available to members and former members of the British Regular Army and the British Army Reserve providing they have completed one year’s satisfactory service which will have included Phase 1 training. Grants are also available to spouses/ civil partners, widows, widowers, children and other immediate dependents.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

People who may be eligible must be in financial need and be:

  • Members and former members of the British Regular Army who have normally completed adult basic training.
    • Exceptionally, individuals who are medically discharged as a direct result of an injury sustained during this period will also be supported.
  • Dependant spouses/civil partners, widows, widowers, children and other immediate dependants.
  • Members and former members of the British Army Reserve (and their dependants as outlined above) providing they have completed one year’s satisfactory service which will have included Phase 1 training.
    • Exceptionally, for a lesser period if the death, injury or distress arises from any action or incident whilst on military duty or the soldier had deployed on a designated operation.

What we can't give grants for:

We cannot provide grants for medical and legal fees, non-priority debt and memorial or headstones.

How to apply?

If you are a serving soldier or the dependant of a serving soldier please contact your Unit Welfare Officer, Personnel Recovery Officer, Resettlement Officer, or the Army Welfare Service.

If you are a veteran, or the dependants of a veteran, or a widow or widower please contact your local SSAFA or your local Royal British Legion office.

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