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WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.
WAY was founded in 1997 and now has more than 2,800 members across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. WAY aims to provide peer-to-peer emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation – as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.
WAY offers a unique peer-to-peer support network to anyone who has lost their partner at a young age. We know that talking to and socialising with others who have been through a similar experience can be an enormous help when you are trying to rebuild your life after bereavement.
If you were bereaved when you were aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, whatever your sexual orientation, race or religion – you are welcome to join WAY.
To facilitate the transition of veterans affected by injury or illness into sustainable careers in aviation.
Our aim is to provide the financial and emotional support required to allow our beneficiaries to make their own, long term transition into a new career every bit as exciting and rewarding as their last.
Maintaining contact between former members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), Women’s Royal Army Corps and women still serving in the Army, fostering mutual friendship between them and providing for social gatherings. Fostering esprit de corps, comradeship, welfare, and preserving the traditions of the QMAAC, ATS, and WRAC.
To promote the interests and welfare of persons who have served in the Corps in such ways as are charitable in law; and the relief of persons in need who are either: persons who have served in the Corps; or the children or dependents of any person (alive or dead) who has served in the Corps.
A wide network of regional Branches, attendance at subsidised Reunions and AGM, opportunity to attend commemorative events, receipt of Lioness magazine twice per year.
The award of grants of money to purchase specific goods, services or facilities for eligible ex-servicewomen, or their dependants, in need. Provision of general maintenance grants to ex-servicewomen who are elderly, alone, with minimal income and in ill health. Applications via SSAFA or the RBL
Requests for help from former members of the WRNS referred to the WRNS Benevolent Trust.
Grants/benefits, ongoing financial support. Applicants can apply via SSAFA, TRBL or direct to the WRNS BT.
The Trust may also make grants for assistance with further education for members.
We are part of the WRVS family of charities, the Benevolent Trust is there to provide grants for WRVS Services Welfare and Royal Voluntary Service staff and volunteers, past and present, who find themselves in difficulties.
The original Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS) was formed in 1938 to provide support on the home front to the military, and undertook a myriad of duties throughout the UK, at its peak having over 1 million women volunteers. Lady Stella Reading is the founder of our family of charities and we work very closely together as siblings of the same founding mother. The charities have always had a very close relationship with the military and is proud to be able to make a contribution to the support of both past and present serving military personnel.
We work closely with WRVS Services Welfare to ensure that their staff, who are located in a large number of military establishments, offering support and pastoral care to serving military personnel, have any support they need should they experience difficulties or financial worry. Thus, helping them to continue to provide the valuable service they provide to the military.
Over 65 years’ experience in providing grants to past or present staff and volunteers of the WVS/WRVS/Royal voluntary service to help in times of need or crisis. Criteria are that they have worked or volunteered for at least 12 months at any time and that they are on limited financial means.
X-Forces Enterprise supports ex-armed forces and their families with enterprise skills across the UK.
We work with service-leavers, reservists, spouses, dependents, veterans and cadets, providing business planning support, government-backed funding, training, mentoring and on-going support.
We are passionate in our ambition to change the lives and career opportunities for the military community, and have, as of January 2020, lent over £17m in seed-funding and provided over 27,000 hours in training and support.
We work directly with various military charities to deliver enterprise training through business planning programmes to the military community. These programmes help those who are interested in setting up their own business acquire the tools and knowledge they need.
X-Forces are the official Business Enterprise Trainer for the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), a partnering agreement between Right Management and the Ministry of Defence.
ZANE works to help the most destitute, vulnerable and impoverished people in Zimbabwe.
ZANE is the largest supplier of financial aid to elderly people in Zimbabwe who lost their life savings and pensions in the economic collapse and subsequent hyper-inflation. This includes over 600 frail veterans and their widows who
fought for the Crown but have been left destitute with insufficient food and limited healthcare. Only those genuinely in need of assistance receive it.