ABF The Soldiers' Charity provides new funding

16 September 2019

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, are delighted to announce that ABF The Soldiers' Charity – formerly known as the Army Benevolent Fund – has awarded two grants totalling £295,000 to support SSAFA’s Casework and Forcesline service.

The ongoing partnership between SSAFA and ABF The Soldiers' Charity will continue to help and support both Army personnel and veterans, as well as their families.

Last year, SSAFA's casework service supported 35,819 cases, including serving personnel and their families. This new funding ensures that members of the Army family will be supported in their time of need.

In addition, Forcesline, SSAFA's free and confidential telephone helpline, received almost 15,000 calls and emails in the first half of the year from serving personnel and veterans.

These two exceptionally generous donations from the ABF The Soldiers' Charity will allow SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to continue to provide vital support to current and former members of the British Army and their families.

We continue to adapt our services to meet the evolving needs of our clients in order to build their independence and dignity. SSAFA is proud to be able to provide that in partnership with ABF The Soldiers' Charity and are extremely grateful for their contributions.

- Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
Our relationship with SSAFA goes back over 70 years and in 2019 we are just as proud to work with them as we did so many decades ago. We hope that these two significant grants will help SSAFA continue to make important differences to the lives of so many within the Army family.

- Brigadier (Ret'd) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers' Charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the forces, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves.

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