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Making a grant application

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity exists to provide a better quality of life for serving and former Naval Service personnel and their dependants who are eligable for different types of grants listed below.

  • Dependants - In the event of death-in-service we provide immediate relief in form of a grant of £12,000 within 48 hours to the dependant identified with the most need.
  • Benevolence - We meet an individual's need through the funding we give to specific Naval and military charities.

Serving personnel only:

  • Amenities - We support the serving community in three ways
    • Operational grants - Every six months all operational units receive a grant for the Commanding Officer to use at their discretion for the welfare of their men and women.
    • Minor and major grants - We award substantial grants for equipment, facilities, families days and other team building events
  • Sport - Our sports charity funds 39 different Sporting Associations and enables our Olympic and Paralympic athletes to receive world class coaching
  • Prizes and Awards - We recognise professional excellence and achievement through the funds we make available to Commanding Officers.


Benevolence is the most significant area of grants to charities made by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity

The numbers of people needing support, often long after they have left the Navy vastly outnumbers the serving population. The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity gives more money to those Naval and military charities that help people throughout their lives whatever the problem or the issue they face,

It is crucial as we apply the majority of funds from the hospital to benevolence grants. Royal Naval personnel don’t escape the pressures of life (such as increased life expectancy, family pressures, health).

If you are a Navy charity and would like to apply for a grant please read the Naval Service Benevolence Fund  Instructions and Guidance leaflet and fill in the Naval Service Benevolent Fund Grant Application form.

If you would like further information please contact Anne Carr on 023 9254 8093.