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This year's Impact Report covers the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund in the year 2020.

If you would like a hard copy of the Impact Report, please contact the RAF Benevolent Fund Communications Team by emailing

Impact Report summary

Impact Report 2020

In 2020, we were proud to be by the side of veterans, serving personnel and their families during the Covid-19 crisis. We were there with the help they needed just as we always have been for the past century, quickly developing innovative support to meet the challenges of the day. Our rapid and effective response to the pandemic wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of our amazing donors and fundraisers, our hard-working staff and our Trustees who gave invaluable guidance.

This year's report reflects the very broad range of support that the Fund provides. In 2020 we reached out and supported more than 63,700 members of the RAF Family, spending £26M in doing so, including more than 4.8M on the currently serving and their families.

Growing up in the RAF

Our report Growing Up in the RAF is the first research to look exclusively at the wellbeing of children and young people in the UK with RAF parents. The report focusses on children who have one or both parents in the RAF and looks at their experiences living as part of a service family. Download the report:

Supporting the entire RAF Family

In our report 'Meeting the Needs of the Serving RAF Community' we looked into the emotional challenges facing serving RAF personnel and their partners. Download the report:

In our report 'Meeting the Needs of the RAF Family' we looked into the size, profile and welfare needs of the RAF Family in 2015. Download the report:

Find out about the services we offer to members of the RAF Family:

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