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The Charity

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust is the youngest member of the Royal Air Force family and has had a significant and positive impact on the lives of many people.

We support a wide range of projects and initiatives benefiting RAF serving personnel (both regulars and reserves), cadets and other young people. We offer flying scholarships, invest in STEM initiatives and look to offer support to RAF personnel at home and abroad. Have a look at the type of grants we give at Where the Money Goes

The Trustees award grants to people and projects that they assess to be most worthy of financial support and most closely aligned to the charity's objectives of Promote, Support and Encourage. They have awarded almost £5 million since the Trust was formed in 2005. To apply for a grant please give us a call to discuss your proposed project or apply via the Apply for a Grant' link below. 


In this section....

  • Who's Who
    Details of all our Trustees who give their time to support the work of the Trust
  • Apply for a Grant
    Find details of how to apply for a grant and read our guidance notes
  • Scholarships and Awards
    Details of Scholarships and Awards for serving personnel, cadets & members of the wider RAF family
  • News
    All the latest news from the Trust
  • Contact Us
    All the details to get in contact with us

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