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Army related charities

Help for Heroes

The charity Help for Heroes was launched in October 2007 in response to the desire of ordinary people to do something practical to help wounded servicemen and women.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

For over sixty years, ABF The Soldiers' Charity 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.

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for support and thousands of calls are received for help every year.


Poppyscotland supports veterans and their dependants in Scotland through the help of dedicated volunteers and donors.  All money raised is spent in the following ways:

  • Providing direct financial assistance to individuals
  • Funding a pensions advice service for veterans
  • Providing grants and research to organisations that deliver specialist support to veterans in Scotland
  • Supporting the employment of veterans with disabilities in the Edinburgh-based Lady Haig's Poppy Factory


SSAFA provide supoort for the serving men and women in today's Armed Forces and for those who have served - even if it was only for a single day. They also care for the needs of their families and dependants.

British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association (BLESMA)

BLESMA is a National Charity for Limbless and Ex-Service Men and Women, their dependants and Widows. Its objectives are to promote the welfare of all those who have lost a limb or the use of a limb, or one or both eyes, or as a result of service in Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary Forces

Combat Stress

Combat Stress: ExServices Mental Welfare Society

The Society was founded in 1919, one year after the end of the First World War, since when it has helped over 85,000 veterans cope with their suffering. Currently, there are over 7000 veterans being helped, with many new referrals.

Skill Force

Skill Force started life as an MOD project in 2000. At present they are setting up a new scheme working with the MOD to provide an opportunity for a structured programme of a Graduated Return to Work (GRoW) for long term sick and injured of the 3 services. A GRoW is a phased return to work after an extended period away and is something that the Services do, particularly given the number of casualties that have been sustained in the last 5 years or so and those with long term health issues.

St Dunstan's

St Dunstan's, provides crucial assistance to ex-Service men and women with very significant loss of sight. Specialist training and support helps them to regain their independence and optimism and make the most of the opportunities available to them.


uk4U-Thanks! is a registered charity established in 2005 to provide Christmas gift boxes as 'a gift from the nation' to all those serving in the forces overseas away from their families.

Scottish Veterans' Residences

SVR is Scotland's oldest ex-service charity, founded in 1910 to support independent living for ex-servicemen and women of all ages and their spouses.
We work in close co-operation with Scottish Veterans Housing Association which operates two residences: Whitefoord House in Edinburgh and Rosendael in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Lady Grover's Fund

The Fund, founded in 1911, gives financial assistance to dependants of officers, whether serving or retired. We support officers' wives, husbands, widows, widowers and dependant children with contributions to hospital fees, nursing and home help following injury or illness. The subscription is £35 a year. To join, contact 0845 873 7161 or email