Our Year in Numbers

Your support made a difference to members of the wider Navy family in 2018 on 62,913 occasions. That means we lent a helping hand in 173 instances every single day.

1,841 £1
Individual grants
awarded in 2018. Our average grant payment was £3,895.83.
26 Cup of Tea
Overnight respite breaks
provided to Young Carers from naval families giving them an opportunity to take a well-earned break from their caring responsibilities. 22 Young Carers from naval families received mentoring support through our funding on a weekly basis throughout the year.
288 Medal
Separate prizes & awards
distributed to individual and teams within the Naval Service to boost morale and recognise achievement.
39 Bike
Sports associations
we gave grants totalling £270,000 to ensure that everyone in the Naval Service can try their hand at a variety of different sports from table tennis to triathlons.
1,327 Speech bubbles
Face-to-face & online counselling sessions
provided free of charge to sailors, marines and their families to help put their relationships back on track.
43 Gift
Specialist agencies, charities & organisations
funded to deliver our programmes and support our beneficiaries in 2018. That compares with 21 organisations in 2017.
83p Stack of coins
In every £1
distributed on charitable support of the Naval family.
999 Crown
Royal Navy & Royal Marine beneficiaries
attended Buckingham Palace Garden Parties or St James's Palace Christmas Parties. It's just one of the ways in which we worked to combat loneliness for some of our solitary veterans, and to give them something to look forward to.
1,410 Swings
Naval Service children
tried their hands at new sports and activities, made new friends and found peer support at Kings Camps at 7 venues nationwide thanks to our funding. The Camps took place over 19 weeks in 2018 totalling 95 days.
49 Globe
Countries
in which we have supported the wider Naval family in 2018.
12 Abstract flower
Bereavement grants
made in 2018 to offer immediate financial assistance to those experiencing the unimaginable loss of a loved one who died whilst wearing the uniform. Since our formation we have supported 221 next of kin in this way.
140 Teddy bear
Naval Service families
made use of the Family Flats which we created at HMS NELSON. Predominantly aimed at single parent and low income families, the facility gives Naval Service parents the chance to spend quality time with their children without recourse to expensive hotels or inappropriate temporary accommodation. Similar flats have now been opened at Royal Navy Air Stations in Yeovilton and Culdrose.
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