The excellence of our Royal Navy and RoyalMarines is based on a hard won and world class reputation and the dedication of those who serve. This reflects the calibre of the young men and women who join, the quality of the training they receive and the conviction of those who command and lead...
The excellence of our Royal Navy and Royal Marines is based on a hard won and world class reputation and the dedication of those who serve. This reflects the calibre of the young men and women who join, the quality of the training they receive and the connection of those who command and lead. Their duty, and the requirement to serve long periods away from home, often putting themselves in harm’s way to defend our country, protects the way of life we have grown accustomed to, and the values and freedoms we enjoy. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity exists to ensure that these remarkable people – past and present, regular and reserve – and their families, always have someone to turn to.
I visited the Charity in 2015 to hear directly from its staff and volunteers about the breadth of its work and how the growing need for both the serving community and our veterans means that the Charity is increasingly reliant on its fundraising to ensure that it will be around to support the Naval Service for generations to come.
Whether you are a long-standing friend of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity or are receiving this report for the first time, I have no doubt that you will be struck by the enduring impact that is has on so many beneficiaries. As Patron I ask that you do whatever you can to ensure that the Charity is able to uphold its mission to support and value each and every member of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and their immediate families from cradle to grave.
Our group structure, wide charitable objects and strategic grantmaking criteria ensure we are uniquely placed to deliver funds to where they are most needed.Sam Curd
Our voluntary income is derived entirely from donations, which we receive from fundraisers and high net worth individuals, the Royal Navy’s Payroll Giving Scheme, the Royal Marines’ Corps Subscriptions and other activities and events. The balance is generated from our investment portfolio, and grants received from partners, the largest of which is the Greenwich Hospital Grant.
|Payroll giving scheme & Corps subscriptions||Donations||Investment income||Greenwich Hospital Grant||Libor fund||Other|
A Royal Navy charity since 1694, the purpose of Greenwich Hospital is to make a significant difference to the lives of Royal Navy seafarers of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and their dependants. In 2015 Greenwich Hospital gave over £2m to Naval charity through the RNRMC, enabling us to widen our support and touch the lives of more than 25,000 beneficiaries.Hugh Player
In 2015, in addition to our group charities, we issued £2.4 million in funding to 28 Naval and military charities across the world who support our serving and former Naval Service personnel and their families: