The Black Watch Association

This fund is only open to applications from intermediaries or support workers

The Black Watch Association is a charity registered in Scotland (SC016423) which aims to help all those who have served in The Black Watch (and their dependants) who are in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. It also exists to promote comradeship and relies on an extensive network of Branches and volunteers spread across the UK to organise events which help maintain links to old comrades.

The Association was founded in 1873, but it was given its current shape and form in 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War (1914 - 18) when the founding fathers established an organisation that could help the thousands of men who had served in that conflict. It has stood the test of time helping soldiers and their families face the unique challenges their of their Army service.

Financial assistance is given when a report, prepared by SSAFA Forces Help, indicates a genuine need. Any grant given is authorised by an experienced Welfare Committee (who meet monthly) and is then paid to SSAFA Forces Help who administer the expenditure.

There is also a Holiday Scheme for widows of Black Watch servicemen and Education Grants can be made to soldiers who have retired or are about to do so; this type of grant can, in some cases, be given to their spouse or dependants.

Last updated on 20 November 2019

Who is eligible?

Serving and retired Black Watch soldiers, their wives, widows and children, who are in need because of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

How to apply?

On an application form to be completed by a caseworker from SSAFA Forces Help. Applications are considered on a monthly basis.

Other information

Please note that the Association office is staffed part-time.

Contact details

Black Watch Association
Balhousie Castle, Hay Street

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