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Army related charities


There are a significant number of charities that provide a variety of services to our Armed Forces Personnel. Whilst the Army cannot give preference to one charity over another (less those that have a specific relationship with or are funded by the MoD such as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity); Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) represents the whole Serving and Veterans Community. www.cobseo.org.uk

Membership is open to Charities who promote and further the welfare and general interests of the Armed Forces Community. For any individual looking for charitable support – it is recommended that Cobseo service charities are consulted in the first instance.

For a selection of Army Related Charities who are members of Cobseo, please see the attached document.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

We are The Soldiers' Charity, the National Charity of the British Army. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. We believe in independence and dignity for every soldier and we provide financial assistance when they are in real need.

We've been working with the Army family since 1944, helping with education and training, elderly care, wellbeing, mobility, the wider Army family and housing. The cost and complexity of each case has risen year on year, and we expect this trend to continue.

Helping every cap badge in the British Army, we are proud to count many serving and retired soldiers amongst our loyal fundraisers

While we cannot predict the future, we know that the veteran population is ageing, and we are responding to that need.

We work closely with the Army at every level, influencing policy in the welfare area.

Army Dependants' Trust

The Army Dependants’ Trust is a charity which provides discretionary cash grants to dependants of servicemen and servicewomen who die in service, from whatever cause. The Trust relieves any financial hardship for the member’s family/dependants in the immediate period following their loss.

The recipients of the awards need take no action themselves to claim as the charity does everything. For more information contact the Army Dependants’ Trust on 01980 615736 or email ArmyPersSvcs-ADT-Sec@mod.uk

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is a registered charity that works for the Ministry of Defence and with other charitable partners to provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.

DMWS Welfare Officers support patients from all three services, wherever they serve, including working within Field Hospitals during times of conflict.

Service personnel in the UK are treated in NHS hospitals and Ministry of Defence Hospital Units (MDHUs). In Germany, services are contracted from Designated German Provider (DGP) hospitals and in Cyprus, services are located at Akrotiri..

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