ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, here for soldiers, former soldiers and their families for life.

What we do

We are one of the largest funders in the sector, supporting 60,000 people in 63 countries last year. We award grants to individuals and families, and provide essential funding to leading charities and organisations that support the Army family. When we hear of a person or family in need, we aim to respond within 48 hours.

Our vision

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

What we fund

The overall scale, breadth and range of our support is vast. We help very young serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss. We provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come. We provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages. We are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated.

Read about the different grants we give.

Highlights from the 2020-2021 financial year

  • Our total charitable expenditure was £8.3 million, ensuring a complete spectrum of support to more than 60,000 members of the Army family.
  • We have supported the British Army family all over the world – in 63 countries this year.
  • The youngest person we supported was two years old, the eldest was 103.
  • We funded 43 other charities and organisations that are providing specialist support to the Army family.