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RAF BENSON

RAF Benson is one of many RAF stations where we support serving members of the RAF Family, this includes our Airplay programme.

£459,446

Total amount spent on serving personnel and family members at RAF Benson in 2018

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INDIVIDUALS

 

£351,535

  • For 12 grants
  • Support with housing
  • Immediate grants of up to £500 to assist in an emergency
  • Assistance if an individual is injured

 

AIRPLAY

 

£56,211

  • Spent on station youth workers and operational costs

 

Airplay programme at RAF Benson

We developed Airplay in consultation with the RAF after a survey found that
keeping young people safely occupied was a big concern for RAF families.

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OTHER INITIATIVES

 

£51,700

  • For grants and miscellaneous costs
  • Grants to Citizens Advice Bureau on or near station
  • Funding for initiatives on station

RELATE

 

£111,385

  • For Relate support across RAF stations
  • Free counselling sessions for individuals, couples and families
  • Find out more about Relate relationship support

Do you have any questions about our services?

Whether the need is financial, emotional, or assistance with childcare and youth support,
we might be able to help alleviate the pressures on serving RAF personnel.

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NEWS & BLOGS

Browse through our latest news and blogs
for stories on the RAF Family, our supporters
and the work that we do across all RAF stations.

RAF Benevolent Fund Awards 2019

We celebrated the Fund’s generous supporters at our annual awards ceremony held in London.

SEE THE WINNERS

The Falcons swap freefalling for free running in support of the Fund

With the Covid-19 pandemic cancelling plans across the nations, one thing that hasn't wavered is the support from the RAF Falcons.

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RAF Valley play parks and nursery transformed by £100,000 refurbishment

RAF Valley has reopened two play parks following a refurbishment project to improve the safety for children using these facilities. The project, which cost £33,000, was funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

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The RAF Benevolent Fund offers a range of services to former and current members of the RAF, their partners and dependent children (under 18).

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