The Regimental Benevolent Fund is a part of the Regimental Charity and provides financial assistance to former serving members, their families and dependants who have fallen on hard times and require ‘Relief in Need’. It is administered by HHQ and works closely with other Service charities, such as SSAFA, The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and The Officers’ Association.
The Charity is strictly regulated by the Charities Commission and subject to annual audit. Therefore, all applications for assistance should be addressed in the first instance to the SSAFA Forces Help or TRBL Branch/Division nearest to the applicants home. To find your nearest SSAFA Forces Help office visit at www.ssafa.org.uk/; TRBL can be contacted here ; for all other assistance and any inquiries contact HHQ.
If you are in difficulty, the nearest SSAFA or TRBL office or Department of Social Security Office will assist. A representative (Caseworker) will make contact and will meet the applicant to determine the facts relating to the application for assistance. A written case report will then be submitted to the Regimental Secretary for consideration by the Benevolent Fund Grants Committee. Once the case has been considered the decision will be referred back to the relevant SSAFA Forces Help or TRBL Branch, who will be advised on any grant awarded and how the grant is to be used. Grants will not be paid directly to the applicant.
The Officers’ Association exists to help officers find employment and to provide advice and financial support to relieve hardship among those who have held a commission in the Armed Forces, their families and dependents. For further information visit their website at: www.officersasociation.org.uk
In the last 5 years the The Benevolent Fund has granted circa £100k to assist in approximately 200 cases.
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