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Where the Money Goes

Since the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust was first established in 2005, it has been gifted £2,700,000 by its trading company, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. Trustees have approved grants totalling over £3 million to a wide range of initiatives and projects.

Beneficiaries of RAFCT 2016-17 grants include:

RAF Stations

Amount

902 EAW

Bicycles & Accessories

£1,820.00

RAF Brize Norton Air Movements Sqn

Tea Bar Refurbishments

£5,000.00

Ayios Nikolaos Kart Club

Adult and Children's Karts

£3,000.00

RAF Cosford Cycle Challenge Team

Cycling Kit

£500.00

RAF Digby

Families Day

£1,000.00

605 Sqn RAuxAF

Cabinet to display Squadron's Silver

£1,860.00

No1 Radio School, Cosford

'Flowerdown Fayre' Families Day

£750.00

RAFC Cranwell

Families Day

£1,000.00

RAF Coningsby

Families Day

£1,000.00

901 EAW

Bicycles & Accessories

£2,822.48

17(R) Sqn

Tea Bar Start Up

 £2,040.00

RAF Shawbury

Families' Day

£1,000.00

Cosford Airshow

Families' Enclosure

£5,000.00

RAF Central Band

Crew Room Improvements

£488.10

RAF Fylingdales

Families' Day

£500.00

RAF Cosford Kart Club

Karts Refurbishment

£5,232.00

RAF Marham Motor Club

Tyre Bay Improvements

£4,097.39

RAF Scampton

STEM Event

£2,000.00

RAF Ski Team

Speed Training Camp

£10,000.00

RAF Police Rugby Team

Overseas Tour to New York

£1,400.00

RAF Cosford

UK Challenge Team - Kit

£300.00

RAF Boulmer

Bonanza Families' Day

£1,000.00

605 Sqn RAuxAF

Crew Room furniture

£979.62

17(R) Sqn

Tea Bar Start Up supplement

£945.00

49 (Inkerman) Battery Royal Artillery

Adventurous Training, Peru

£800.00

RAF Squash Association

Canada Tour

£1,434.42

RAF Cosford

Tough Mudder Team Participation

£300.00

RAF King Air Display Team

Engagement Equipment

£1,500.00

RAF High Wycombe Saddle Club

Clothing

£255.20

RAF Honington

Bouldering Wall

£7,000.00

RAF Flying Clubs' Association

Junior Ranks' Pilots Scholarship Scheme PPLs

£20,000.00

RAF Cosford

Ladies Hockey Taster Day

£429.20

RAF College Cranwell

STEM equipment

£18,800.00

 

 

 

 

Air Cadets

 

861 (Wideopen) Sqn

Squadron banner

£400.00

361 (Gateshead) Sqn

Minibus

£5,400.00

HQ Air Cadets

Syerston Aerospace Camp

£10,000.00

Air Cadet Leadership Course

Equipment

£9,022.00

Sutton Valence CCF

Brunei, Jungle Survival

£500.00

Thames Valley Wing

France, Canoeing

£1,375.00

1034 (Surbiton) Sqn ATC

Switzerland, Trekking

£900.00

Dorset & Wilts Wing ATC

Dartmoor, Trekking

£1,346.00

218 (Rotherham) Sqn ATC

Summer Camp Expedition

£1,966.00

218 (Rotherham) Sqn ATC

Summer Camp Expedition supplement

£3,535.00

308 (Colchester) Sqn ATC

Nijmegen Marches

£1,200.00

ACO 75th Music on the Orange

Logistics Support

£50,000.00

International Air Cadet Exchange

Clothing

£12,726.00

45F (Worthing) Sqn

Exchange visit to Australia

£3,900.00

Air Cadet Organisation

Royal International Air Tattoo Clothing supplement

£1,500.00

Air Cadet Organisation (Scotland & N Ireland)

Remote Controlled Model Aircraft project

£8,050.00

Air Cadet Organisation

Royal International Air Tattoo

Scrim banners

£1,550.00

HQ AC (NACATC Windemere)

France, Mountaineering

£500.00

Oakham School CCF

Norway, Trekking

£304.00

Sussex Wing ATC

Canada, Canoeing

£1,500.00

Essex Wing ATC

Iceland, Trekking

£1,890.00

185 (Batley) Sqn ATC

UK, Mountain bike expedition

£917.00

 

Other

 

Flying Scholarships for Disabled People

Scholarships 2016

£10,000.00

Cosford Airshow

STEM Hangar

£5,000.00

Waddington and Cranwell Military Wives Choir

Travel Expenses

£100.00

 

Total - £237,834.41 

 

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