Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
As a charity which exists solely to support the Royal Air Force family, the RAF Benevolent Fund has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. As a forces friendly employer, it has pledged to support flexible leave for spouses, promote Armed Forces-friendly position, support UK cadets, UK reservists, UK service spouses and partners, and UK service veterans and leavers.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund supports current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us. We are committed to getting them through the toughest times, whatever life may send their way. We’ll consider any request for assistance, however big or small, providing a tailor-made approach to each individual situation.
We are unique in providing a range of support for serving RAF and their family members, from support with childcare and relationship difficulties to help with retraining, injury, disability, illness and bereavement.
For former serving RAF members and their partners, we offer financial grants to aid day-to-day living, cover one-off unexpected costs for practical items like a new fridge or replace a broken boiler, right through to renovating homes to help people live independently. We can provide respite care, bereavement support or arrange telephone groups to help those isolated or lonely.