ATS & WRAC Benevolent Fund

One-off and recurring financial grants to purchase specific goods, services or facilities for eligible former servicewomen, or their dependants, in need. The charity also provides annual maintenance grants to former servicewomen who are elderly, alone, living on low incomes and in ill health, and makes contributions to top-up care-home fees.

The charity can give grants for a variety of things, such as: 

  • Bathroom adaptations, house repairs and adaptations (including stairlifts)
  • EPVs and electric wheelchairs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Priority debt and rent, deposits and bonds
  • Care home top-up fees
  • Food vouchers and clothing
  • Respite breaks>
  • Travel and transport
  • Central heating/boilers
  • Carpets and furniture
  • TVs and TV licences
  • White goods
  • Removal expenses
  • Maintenance grants

Please note - The ATS & WRAC Association Benevolent Fund is unable to assist with clearing non-priority debt such as overdrafts, bank loans, credit card bills, HP payments; legal fees; or medical and dental procedures available via the NHS.

Last updated on 19 September 2019

Who is eligible?

Any former ATS or WRAC servicewoman, including TA, who is in financial need and has one day's paid service or more is eligible for assistance.

To be eligible for a maintenance grant you must be living alone on a basic state pension and in poor health.

How to apply?

If you are a former ATS or WRAC regular or TA servicewoman who needs assistance, or if you know someone who is, then you should contact your local branch of SSAFA or regional Royal British Legion (RBL) office. 

SSAFA or the RBL will arrange for a trained caseworker to interview you in your home to establish the full range of assistance that you need. Individuals should not apply to the fund directly.

Please contact your local branch of SSAFA or regional Royal British Legion (RBL) office to apply.

Contact details

SSAFA, The Armed Forces charity, Queen Elizabeth House
4, St Dunstan's Hill
London
EC3R 8AD
Telephone: 0800 731 4880
Email: welfare@ssafa.org.uk
Web: http://www.ssafa.org.uk

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