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ABF The Soldiers' Charity

General Details

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need. We were founded in 1944 to ensure that soldiers returning from World War Two were well cared for. Since then, the welfare of soldiers, past and present, and their families has been at the heart of everything we do.

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.

Each year, on our collective behalf, we provide grants, funding and practical support to up to 100 third-sector organisations.

Who to contact

01206 817105
0207 901 8900 (London headquarters)
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ABF The Soldiers' Charity
Merville Barracks, Building PO4 Room 6
Circular Road South

We provide grants for around 4,500 individuals each year, dealing with half of all cases presented to the Regimental and Corps charities.

All cases are considered on their merits. Underlying every case is a clearly identified individual case of need which cannot be met by other sources. We would expect that all statutory funding sources had been exhausted prior to an application being submitted.

Additional contact

Additional Website
Apply for an Individual Grant

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk

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