The Army Benevolent Fund is the Army’s national charity, here for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.


We stand at the forefront of support for the Army family, last year supporting 70,000 people in 45 countries around the world. As one of the largest funders in the sector, we award grants to individuals and families, and fund leading organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families. When we hear of a person or family in need, we aim to respond within 48 hours.

Sgt James Nugent with daughter Elsie and our Case Studies Liaison Officer, Helen McMahon


All serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.


We are the Army’s national charity, giving a lifetime of support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their immediate families when they are in need.


From helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, to assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence, we’re here for the Army family when they need us. We offer support in six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing. Find out more about our grants.

Highlights from the 2022-2023 financial year

• Our total charitable expenditure was £9 million, ensuring a complete spectrum of support to around 70,000 members of the Army family.

• We have supported the British Army family all over the world – in 45 countries.

• Our support is truly ‘for life’ with individuals supported aged from three months to 103 years old.

• We funded 74 other charities and organisations that are providing specialist support to the Army family.

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