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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital to support SSAFA for next three years

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity are delighted to announce that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and Greenwich Hospital has awarded £360,000 in three grants to support SSAFA’s Casework, Forcesline and Norton House services over the next three years.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital has awarded a £20,000 grant per year for SSAFA’s Forcesline and Norton House service, as well as a £80,000 grant per year towards SSAFA’s casework.

The charity will be providing £120,000 to SSAFA each year over the next three years, totalling £360,000 for the Armed Forces charity.

Last year, SSAFA’s casework service supported 35,819 cases, with 3,961 naval beneficiaries receiving support throughout 2018. This new funding ensures that members of the Navy and Marine family will be supported in their time of need.

Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said:

We are delighted to have received an exceptionally generous contribution from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital to support our various charitable activities. We are incredibly humbled and proud of our joint commitment to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines community.

The grants will go towards supporting our Casework, Forcesline and Norton House services that will continue to support those in need within the Naval Service, its veterans and their families.”

Mandy Lindley, Director of Relationships and Funding at The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity said:

“We consider SSAFA to be one of our most important service delivery partners and the new three-year funding approach reflects this. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work with SSAFA to develop services that meet the need of our joint beneficiaries.”

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the forces, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves

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Notes to editors

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

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

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