Charity - ABF The Soldiers, National Charity of the British Army

Offering support and grants to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need.

Grants given for:

Mobility - grants range from those for the very young to the elderly. The Soldiers' Charity has provided grants for specialist play equipment for disabled children, and for ramps for electric mobility vehicles to enable easier access to the veterans homes so increasing their independence as well as for specialist wheelchairs, particularly for the wounded injured and sick allowing participation in an array of sports.

  • Stairlift
  • Bathroom adaptations
  • Boiler repairs

Unfortunately, the Soldiers' charity are unable to assist with providing grants for medical and legal fees, non-priority debt and memorial or headstones.

Who to contact

0207 901 8900 National Office
The Soldiers Charity

West Berkshire area comes under the Home Counties:

Tel: 01252 348 270   Email:

Visit the webpage for contact details of other local offices.

Where to go

St. Omer Barracks
Thornhill Road
GU11 2BG

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral Details

In order to provide support we require each request to be accompanied by a written confidential report from one of our partner organisations, normally SSAFA or The Royal British Legion, which provides our Charity with the proof of service, background to the case, financial position of the client/s and the “need” which requires funding. Any applications for assistance with specialist equipment or home adaptations will need to be supported, as a minimum, by an Occupational Therapists report, alongside a clinical recommendation as appropriate.  In the first instance if you are:

  • A serving soldier or the dependant of a serving soldier please contact your Unit Welfare Officer, Personnel Recovery Officer,  Resettlement Officer, or the Army Welfare Service.


  • A veteran, or the dependants of a veteran, or a widow or widower please contact your local SSAFA or with exception to those living in Scotland, your Royal British Legion office. You can find your nearest branch by clicking on the links above.

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