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How we spend our money

As the RAF's leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been supporting the RAF Family, through thick and thin, for over 100 years.

An RAF pilot

We ensure that your donations are spent directly on meeting the needs of the RAF Family, those serving, veterans and their dependants.

Our welfare support is the bedrock of everything that we do. From childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement, we help any member of the RAF Family in a broad range of issues.

In 2022, we spent £17.5M on welfare delivery which included:

- £9.1M spent on direct support to individuals 
- £4.6M spent on welfare programmes and grants 
- £2.5M spent on housing 
- £1.3M spent on respite care

Also in 2022, the serving RAF gave £1.6M through the RAF's Service Day's Pay Giving scheme, a testament to how valuable the Royal Air Force consider the RAF Benevolent Fund to be.

Glen Evans

As ever, our supporters have remained incredibly generous and committed despite the economic climate.

Further information

You can find more detailed information on how we spend our money in our Impact Report.

Find out how much we spend on serving RAF personnel and their families at RAF stations.