Fundraising News: Forces charity aims to increase defence industry donations

SSAFA Forces Help, the charity for the armed forces, has developed a corporate friends scheme to boost regular donations from the UK's major arms and defence manufacturers.

The companies involved include Babcock, BAE Systems, Lex Defence, KBR, and the industry's umbrella organisation, the Defence Manufacturers Association.

The latest manufacturer to join is Amec.

The scheme "allows the industry to give something back to those who have made a contribution through the services", said minister for defence procurement Lord Bach. The charity's beneficiaries are serving and ex-service members and their families.

The charity continues to rely on the fundraising activities of its 100 local groups. In addition to corporate support, its income comes from legacies, trusts and individual giving.

SSAFA Forces Help estimates it helps around 75,000 people every year via its network of 7,000 volunteers.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now