Royal Engineers’ Association

One-off and recurrent grants are available for past or present members of the Royal Engineers association and their families and dependants who are in need. Small annuities (£17pw) for people over 70 years of age as 'top-up' fees for elderly/infirm living in Local Authority or Private Nursing/Residential homes after all State benefits are in place, and who have savings below the recognised state limits.

Last updated on 15 August 2019

Who is eligible?

Serving and former members of the Corps, their spouses, widows, widowers and dependants who are in need through poverty.

What we can't help with

  • Repayment or clearance of non-priority debts
  • Repayment of mortgage or arrears of mortgage other than in exceptional
    circumstances such as threat of eviction of elderly/sick people or families with young children
  • Grants to purchase, repair or support running costs for motor vehicles. Rules may be relaxed for deposits on Motability cars for essential medical needs.
  • Home improvements or adaptations where there is no medical reason
  • Private medical treatment and medicines or appliances available on the NHS
  • Payment of legal fees, fines or Court Orders except for Bankruptcy fees or Debt
    Relief Orders.
  • Anyone serving a prison sentence. Help may be given to dependants at home.
  • Private education, though Bursaries are available in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply?

Contact your local SSAFA, the Armed Forces branch or Royal British Legion branch for more information:

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Contact details

Royal Engineers Association
Brompton Barracks, Dock Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4UG
Telephone: 01634 847005
Email: benevolence@reahq.org.uk
Web: https://www.reahq.org.uk/benevolence/

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