Support Associations

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We have selected a number of organisations that help the Armed Forces community with a range of support services.

Royal Navy Association
The Royal Naval Association have 300+ branches with over 20,000 members. They are a family of current and former Naval Service personnel, relatives and supporters of our country's Royal Navy. They stand by the core values of, unity, loyalty, patriotism and comradeship.
Royal Marines Association
Royal Marines Association
The Royal Marines Association offers support, stability and friendship to the entire Royal Marines family. Its membership is made up of Royal Marines Cadets, RM recruits, serving and veteran Royal Marines as well as their dependents, those from other Services who have served with the Corps, and those who simply share its values and ethos and wish to offer their support.
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. The Legion is also the national custodian of Remembrance, safeguarding the memory of those who have fought and died in conflicts past and present.
COBSEO
COBSEO, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. Plane Saver became a member of COBSEO in January 2017.
Armed Forces Covenant
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
SAIL
SAIL can help those who have served in the Royal Navy, they can help individuals and their partner. They can give advice to Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Submariners, Fleet Air Arm, Wrens, QARNNS, Royal Navy Reserve and Royal Marines Reserve.
Step Change
Step Change has a vision is to have a society free from problem debt. They have a range of online tools to help provide expert debt advice. They help nearly 600,000 people a year to overcome their debt problems without charging those who need help most.
Veterans’ Gateway
Veterans’ Gateway aim is to be the first point of contact for Veterans and their families to connect with the help, advice and support they need from a network of organisations. They are made up of a consortium of charities that support the Armed Forces community.
Gamble Aware
Gamble Aware is the leading charity in the UK committed to reducing gambling-related harms. As an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, Gamble Aware funds education, prevention and treatment services and commissions research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm. The aim is to stop people getting into problems with their gambling and ensure that those that do develop problems receive fast and effective treatment and support.
The Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service is an organisation that provides free and impartial advice on money and financial decisions to people in the United Kingdom. It is an independent organisation whose statutory objectives are to enhance the understanding and knowledge of people about financial matters.
SSAFA
SSAFA provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. Anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families, both regulars and reserves, is eligible for their help.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes provide lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF – regardless of rank – as well as their partners and dependants.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers' Charity is the National Charity of the British Army and provides financial and practical support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate family in times of need, even after they have left the Army.