The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked for the Naval Service.
“The support you give so generously, makes him feel valued and worth investing in, and helps him to have pride and faith in himself. From the bottom of my heart and with every fibre of my being. Thank you.”
One of the families we’ve helped”
The charity originally started as orphanages (in 1834 and 1902) and these merged in 1999 to form the Children’s Fund. The money raised from the sale of the orphanages was invested and the income from this pays for all their running, administrative and fundraising costs, which means that 100% of any donations or grants they receive is directly spent on their beneficiaries.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund spends around £1.3 million every year directly on their beneficiaries.
2000 children are supported each year, 85% are bereaved, disabled or ill or have a parent disabled or ill.
Of the money that the charity spend £40 buys nappies for a disabled child for a month, £100 helps to buy school uniform, £300 pays for 5 sessions of speech therapy. They spend around £8000 a month on respite and childcare and around £10,000 a month on clothing and equipment for disabled children. The average grant per child is around £750.