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Where the Money Goes

Since the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust was first established in 2005, it has been gifted over £5million by its trading company, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. Trustees have approved grants totalling nearly £5 million to a wide range of initiatives and projects.

Beneficiaries of RAFCT 2018-19 grants include:

Adventurous Training

RAF Air Cadets
Amount

2158 (Sevenoaks) Sqn RAFAC


Mountaineering, Italy

£2,917
Thames Valley Wing RAFAC

Canoeing, France £1,625
West Mercian & Staffordshire Wing RAFAC

Trekking, Nepal £5,921
Wales & West Region RAFAC

Trekking, Namibia £3,500
London Wing RAFAC

Trekking, Namibia £5,000
Joint London Sqns RAFAC

Multi-activity, Cumbria £2,625
291 (Westminster and Chelsea) Sqn RAFAC

Multi-activity, Cornwall £963
218 (Rotherham) Sqn RAFAC

Multi-activity, Isle of Wight £1,174
NACATC Windermere

Mountaineering, France £250
359 (Bexleyheath) Sqn RAFAC

Trekking, Malawi £2,400
Sutton Valence CCF

Trekking, Brunei £1,511
RAFAC

Sailing, Scotland £2,200
2480 (Holywell) Sqn RAFAC Trekking, Iceland £5,417


University Air Squadrons - Paul Bowen Award



Winners East of Scotland UAS

Ex Monogolian Endurance

£15,000

Joint Second Cambridge UAS

Ex Jordan Trail

£10,000

Joint Second Northumbrian UAS

Ex Icelandic Traverse

£10,000


RAF



Worthy Down

Trekking, Nepal

£750

RAF Mountaineering

Ex Himalayan Venture (HV18)

£26,000







RAF Support



RAF Cosford

Air Show Families Enclosure

£5,000

RAF Boulmer

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Digby

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Waddington

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Benson

Families Day

£1,000

RAF High Wycombe

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Flyingdales

Families Day

£750

RAF Akrotiri

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Shawbury

Families Day

£1,000

RAF Cranwell

Families Day

£1,000

DFTDC Manston

Families Day

£500

RAF Odiham

Families Day

£1,000

RAFFCA

Photo Equipment

£568

Troodos, Cyprus

Gym Equipment

£1,400

Troodos, Cyprus

Cinema Sound System

£450

RAF Marham

92 EAS Social Area Improvements

£1,000

RAF St Mawgan

505 sqn RAuxAF Outdoor Furniture

£838

RAF Marham

Lightning Trainees Crew Room

£1,088

RAF Leeming

5 Sqn 90SU Pool Table

£966

RAF Woodvale

AEF Accommodation refurb

£3,000

RAF ACES Ice Hockey Team

Competition USA

£6,750

RAF Sport Federation

Coaching Scheme

£35,000

RAF Rugby Union

Tour, Canada

£4,500

Ayios Nikolaos, Cyprus

Climbing Mats

£2,364

RAF Lossiemouth

Ski Expedition, France

£2,880

RAF Surfing

Minibus

£10,000

RAF Cosford

UK Challenge Competition

£487

RAF Ski Team

Training Camp, Chile

£5,000

RAF Squash

Tour, USA

£1,000

RAF Water Polo

Tour, Croatia

£512

RAF Netball

Tour, Australia

£2,500

RAF Cosford

Field Gun Team Sponsorship

£4,340

RAF Snowboarding

Training Camp Lift Passes

£4,800

RAF Brize Norton

Astra Bowl Improvements

£9,860

RAF Benson 

Rugby Cold Weather Kit

£1,950

RAF Lossiemouth

6 Sqn Team Building, Spain

£1,183



STEM



Yes - Youth Aviation

Pedal Plane Project

£3,000

Royal International Air Tattoo

Junior Engineering Challenge

£15,000

Primary Engineer

Scottish Engineering Masterclass

£15,000

Smallpeice Trust

Year 9 Girls into Engineering Course

£25,000

Scouts

Air Researcher Badge

£40,000

RAF Youth and STEM Team

Varied Educational Outreach Kit

£59,025

Smallpeice Trust 

10 Arkwright Engineering Scholarships

£22,000

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

National Aerospace Camp

£10,000




Flying and Flying Training



Flying for Freedom

Microlight

£48,000

Flying Scholarships for Disabled People

Scholarship

£20,000

RAF Air Cadets

Sir Michael Knight Scholarships

£90,000

RAF Air Cadets

Flying Excellence Award

£6,000

RAF Air Cadets

Flying Excellence Award

£6,000

RAF Flying Clubs

Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme 2019

£90,000

RAF Flying Clubs

JRPSS 2018 Top-up Scheme

£25,424

RAF Air Cadets

C&E Region RAF100 Camp

£7,896

Queen Mary's Grammar School CCF

Flight Simulator

£4,000



General RAFAC Support



Royal International Air Tattoo Camp

Cadet of the Camp Squadron Prize

£1,000

Royal International Air Tattoo Camp

Cadet of the Camp RIAT- Cadet Prize

£100

Head Quarters Air Cadets

Magazine Sponsorship 

£10,000

Durham and Northumberland Wing

Wing Activity Centre

£10,000

Head Quarters Air Cadets 

Air Rifle Ranges

£35,500

Head Quarters Air Cadets

Regional Leadership Equipment

£50,000

862 (Sunbury) Sqn

Bouldering Leadership Equipment

£1,500

241 (Wanstead and Woodford) Sqn

Rifles 

£1,500

2229 (Loughborough) Sqn RAFAC

IT Equipment

£6,924

2517 (Buxton) Sqn RAFAC

IT and STEM Equipment

£2,150

413 (Aldershot) Sqn RAFAC

Leadership Kit

£971

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