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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


902 EAW

Bicycles & Accessories


RAF Brize Norton Air Movements Sqn

Tea Bar Refurbishments


Ayios Nikolaos Kart Club

Adult and Children's Karts


RAF Cosford Cycle Challenge Team

Cycling Kit


RAF Digby

Families Day


605 Sqn RAuxAF

Cabinet to display Squadron's Silver


No1 Radio School, Cosford

'Flowerdown Fayre' Families Day


RAFC Cranwell

Families Day


RAF Coningsby

Families Day


901 EAW

Bicycles & Accessories


17(R) Sqn

Tea Bar Start Up


RAF Shawbury

Families' Day


Cosford Airshow

Families' Enclosure


RAF Central Band

Crew Room Improvements


RAF Fylingdales

Families' Day


RAF Cosford Kart Club

Karts Refurbishment


RAF Marham Motor Club

Tyre Bay Improvements


RAF Scampton

STEM Event


RAF Ski Team

Speed Training Camp


RAF Police Rugby Team

Overseas Tour to New York


RAF Cosford

UK Challenge Team - Kit


RAF Boulmer

Bonanza Families' Day


605 Sqn RAuxAF

Crew Room furniture


17(R) Sqn

Tea Bar Start Up supplement


49 (Inkerman) Battery Royal Artillery

Adventurous Training, Peru


RAF Squash Association

Canada Tour


RAF Cosford

Tough Mudder Team Participation


RAF King Air Display Team

Engagement Equipment


RAF High Wycombe Saddle Club



RAF Honington

Bouldering Wall


RAF Flying Clubs' Association

Junior Ranks' Pilots Scholarship Scheme PPLs


RAF Cosford

Ladies Hockey Taster Day


RAF College Cranwell

STEM equipment






Air Cadets


861 (Wideopen) Sqn

Squadron banner


361 (Gateshead) Sqn



HQ Air Cadets

Syerston Aerospace Camp


Air Cadet Leadership Course



Sutton Valence CCF

Brunei, Jungle Survival


Thames Valley Wing

France, Canoeing


1034 (Surbiton) Sqn ATC

Switzerland, Trekking


Dorset & Wilts Wing ATC

Dartmoor, Trekking


218 (Rotherham) Sqn ATC

Summer Camp Expedition


218 (Rotherham) Sqn ATC

Summer Camp Expedition supplement


308 (Colchester) Sqn ATC

Nijmegen Marches


ACO 75th Music on the Orange

Logistics Support


International Air Cadet Exchange



45F (Worthing) Sqn

Exchange visit to Australia


Air Cadet Organisation

Royal International Air Tattoo Clothing supplement


Air Cadet Organisation (Scotland & N Ireland)

Remote Controlled Model Aircraft project


Air Cadet Organisation

Royal International Air Tattoo

Scrim banners


HQ AC (NACATC Windemere)

France, Mountaineering


Oakham School CCF

Norway, Trekking


Sussex Wing ATC

Canada, Canoeing


Essex Wing ATC

Iceland, Trekking


185 (Batley) Sqn ATC

UK, Mountain bike expedition





Flying Scholarships for Disabled People

Scholarships 2016


Cosford Airshow

STEM Hangar


Waddington and Cranwell Military Wives Choir

Travel Expenses



Total - £237,834.41 


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