ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need.
What we do
We are a grant-making charity, supporting 70,000 people in around 60 countries each year. We do this by awarding grants to individuals and families, and providing essential funding to around 90 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.
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.
Highlights from 2019-2020
- Our total charitable expenditure was £12.2 million, ensuring a complete spectrum of support to more than 70,000 members of the Army family.
- We have supported the British Army family all over the world – in 62 countries this year
- The youngest person we supported was one year old, the eldest was 102
- We funded 89 other charities and organisations that are providing specialist support to the Army family