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Support for RAF stations

As the RAF's leading welfare charity, we provide a range of support for RAF personnel and their families; this includes immediate financial assistance if you are injured or find yourself facing sudden hardship, relationship counselling, welfare breaks and childcare support.

We also provide funding for RAF stations, including grants to improve morale and wellbeing. Find out about our Station Grants Programme.


Last year we spent

£3m Total amount spent supporting the serving RAF in 2017

In 2017 we received £1.6m from the RAF's Service Day's Pay Giving scheme.


Our Airplay Youth Support Programme was set up to take some of the pressure off serving parents. To date we have funded 76 Airplay facilities that include play parks and multi-use games areas and 27 childcare centres on, or near, RAF stations.

  • £1.2m spent on Airplay youth workers
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3,407 children and young people using Airplay
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1,900 childcare places UK-wide

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