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 9 April 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/