World War 100

WORLD WAR 100

Commemorating 100 years since the First World War

At the outbreak of the First World War, the Government called on SSAFA to take care of the families of soldiers going to the Front. After five months, SSAFA had paid out more than £1m from the National Relief Fund that we administered and we had 50,000 volunteers.

SSAFA is the UK's oldest military charity and was the go-to charity to help Forces families during the war. Today, we help over 73,000 people a year. There then, here now.

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SSAFA on the Home Front

Learn about SSAFA’s work during the First World War

1885

THE SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES ASSOCIATION FOUNDED

£277M

SSAFA GAVE THROUGHOUT WW1 (IN TODAY'S MONEY)

1919

NAME CHANGED TO SSAFA (TO INCLUDE AIRMEN)