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For 65 years the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) has worked tirelessly to provide support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need. The people we support include those with disabilities or mental illness, people experiencing homelessness or unemployment, and older people.

Welfare The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) is the Soldiers' Charity. We provide support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need. We work in partnership with Regimental and Corps Benevolent Funds and in co-operation with other Service charities. We identify and investigate eligible cases in "real need", and provide them with financial support.

Fundraising We are dependent on voluntary donations, the ABF must currently raise around £5.5 million each year to continue its vital work with members of the Army Family. The ABF has a network of regional fundraisers across the UK and in other countries such as Cyprus and  Germany. Individual need can range from an electric wheelchair or a stair lift for an injured former soldier to care home fees for a Second World War veteran or a much needed holiday for a war widow and her young children.

Charities we support Around half of the money is divided between around 80 smaller charities that look after the special needs of the Army Community. Applying for a grant If you represent a charity and would like further information on this aspect of our work, or would like to apply for a grant, contact the Welfare Department. Should your charity’s proposal be approved, you may apply for an ABF grant by downloading and completing the application form. In 2007 we supported the following charities: Families Army Families Federation Army Widows Association Army Welfare Service (minibuses) Church Housing Trust (Mike Jackson House) Community Housing & Therapy CRUSE Falklands Pilgrimage 2 Family Welfare Association Forces Families in Need (Emergency) Trust FFINE Officers’ Association One Parent Families RELATE Royal Commonwealth Ex Services League  SAMA 82 SSAFA Forces Help Tourism for All (formerly Holiday Care) Veterans Aid (formerly Ex-Services Fellowship Centre) Employment Regular Forces Employment Association Scottish Society for Employment of Ex-Regular Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen Disabled people British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association (BEWSA) British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) Broughton House Home for Disabled Ex-Servicemen Cassette Library of Recorded Books (CALIBRE) Chaseley Trust Deafblind Emmaus UK Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society - Combat Stress Gwennili Trust Haig Homes Help the Hospices Home Farm Trust Listening Books Mutual Support National Gulf Veterans & Families Association Northern Ireland Memorial Relief of Dependants Fund "Not Forgotten" Association Phyllis Tuckwell Memorial Hospice Portland Training College Erskine Hospital  Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (Gifford House) Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation RADAR Royal British Legion Industries (VAC) Royal Star and Garter Home  Scottish Veterans Garden City Association St David’s Home, Ealing St Dunstan’s St Loye’s Training College Soundaround Spinal Injuries Association Thames Valley Hospice (Pine Lodge) Thistle Foundation Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship Trust) William Simpson’s Home Children Alexandra House Queen Victoria School, Dunblane Older people Age Concern Espana Bournemouth War Memorial Homes Brendon Care (formally Club Hampshire) Chindits COBSEO Counsel & Care for the Elderly League of Remembrance Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Royal Cambridge Home for Soldiers’ Widows Royal Hospital, Chelsea Scottish Veterans’ Residences Veterans Scotland War Pensioners Committees West Indian Ex-Servicemen’s Association

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