Benevolence

Regimental Charitable Trust

How to Apply:

All applications for financial assistance should be addressed to the SSAFA Forces Help  Branch/Division nearest to the applicants home. To find your nearest SSAFA Forces Help office visit at www.ssafa.org.uk/ and for all other assistance and inquiries contact HHQ

If you are in difficulty the nearest Royal British Legion office or Department of Social Security Office will assist. A representative (Caseworker) from SSAFA Forces Help will make contact and will meet the applicant to determine the facts relating to the application for assistance.  A written report will then be submitted to the Regimental Secretary for consideration. Once the case has been considered the decision will be referred back to the relevant SSAFA Forces Help Branch who will be advised what amount has been awarded and how the grant is to be used. Grants will not be paid directly to the applicant.

However, if unsure please contact:

Regimental Secretary
HHQ - Lancer House
The Royal Lancers
Prince William of Gloucester Barracks
GRANTHAM  NG31 7TJ

or

Tel: 0115 9573195

E: p.watson@theroyallancers.org

Regimental Association Welfare Support to Ex-Lancers in 2016

Since last year the Regimental Association has given £27,425 in welfare payments and in total generated over £65k in financial support to ex-Lancers. The association helped 90 individuals who were all past members of the antecedent regiments of Lancers or their families. Of these 90 cases, 63 were new applicants and for the most part all requests for support were met, with the exceptions of funeral costs, care homes and social debt. All case which were declined were then forwarded to the organisations who were best place to assist them.  In addition to the money provided by the Regimental Association a further £36,143 was sourced from agencies such as the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and The Royal British Legion (TRBL), with the ABF being the single largest provider who matched to contribution made by the association. All the cases are referred to HHQ via either SSAFA or the TRBL and where individual come to HHQ direct they are put in contact with SSAFA.  The majority of cases were men between the ages of 40 and 65.  The assistance covered a large and varied range of request, from prison releases (2), widows and wives (24) and serving soldiers and their families (3).  The area of single greatest need this year was housing: rent bonds, maintenance, removals and contents. The money that underpins the welfare payments that are distributed by HHQ comes from the ‘days giving scheme’ which is the voluntary payment made by serving officers and soldiers of the regiment.  This money is used exclusively for the relief of suffering of past members of the regiment and their families.  This is the tangible link from the serving regiment to support ex-members and binds us together as a family.

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