Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund celebrates 20 years of supporting the Armed Forces Community

Over the course of a 20-year partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has donated more than £1.4 million through welfare grants.

The needs of the modern veteran have evolved – struggles with civilian employment, debt and delayed-onset mental health issues have become as pressing as physical injuries. It is essential that the available support reflects this. SSAFA works with Forces personnel past and present, and their families, to ensure that all challenges faced by the community are not faced alone. Through welfare grants, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has helped an average of 200 veterans per year. Over 20 years funds have helped to buy essential household items, assisted with home adaptations for veterans with disabilities, and supported those recovering from injury.

Alex Findlay, Director at Aon and trustee of Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund said:

“With a military background myself, the partnership with SSAFA is an obvious fit and we are proud of the support the Fund has been able to give. We are passionate about giving back to those that have served our country and it seemed natural to team up with the oldest tri-Force charity to deliver this. We look forward to many more years of making a difference together”.

Jonathan Sandall, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said:

“Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing assistance to the Armed Forces community for well over two hundred years.  We are honoured and privileged to work with the Fund in delivering the ongoing mission we share.  Our long-term partnership, now entering its 20th year, has enabled us to support many serving personnel and veterans – to whom we owe so much – and their families; especially those who are disabled or facing poverty, illness and hardship.”

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA help more than 73,000 people from the Forces family get on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families.


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Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

For more information visit www.ssafa.org.uk and follow us on Twitter: @SSAFA.

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Lloyd’s is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Gold Award in 2018, the only one in 2018 for the insurance industry.

The Corporation of Lloyd’s plays a leading role in the Lloyd’s market supporting veterans; through events such as the annual Remembrance ceremony, hosting work placements, employing veterans directly through the Lloyd’s market military network and providing coaching and mentoring to the individuals,

Lloyd’s is also proud to support the Reserve forces, providing ten days fully paid additional leave for training for the reservists at Lloyd’s.

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund

Founded in 1803 to assist the casualties of the Napoleonic Wars, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing support to the Armed Forces community on behalf of the Lloyd’s market for over two hundred years – with a particular focus on those who are disabled or facing poverty, illness and hardship. Since 2010, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has made grants of over £3 million to help Britain’s Armed Forces.

For more information on our governance, accounts and finances, please visit the Charity Commissions website here.

Further details: lloyds.com/about-lloyds/responsible-business/community-involvement/lloyds-patriotic-fund

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