Financial help - Other Organisations that can help in the UK


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

ABF The soldiers charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity offer a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. They can provide grants to veterans and their dependants to help them find meaningful employment after Service.

Website: ABF The Soldiers' Charity
Email: Contact Form
Telephone: 020 7901 8900


Age UK

Age UK logo

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways, including projects for veterans. The Age UK network includes Age Cymru, Age NI, and Age Scotland and more than 150 local Age UKs throughout England.

Website: Find your local Age UK
Telephone: 0800 055 6112


The Armed Forces Outreach Service, (AFOS)

The Armed Forces Outreach Service, (AFOS)

The Armed Forces Outreach Service is a local authority partnership covering County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside and Northumberland. Our outreach team are based in council and housing offices and help members of the Armed Forces Community gain access to housing, welfare, debt advice, employment and other support. Our team have specialist knowledge and service access to help with housing matters in particular and we work with all major forces charities, organisations and the NHS.

Website: The Armed Forces Outreach Service (AFOS)

Contact: Details for all teams


Cardiff Central Library Hub

Cardiff Central Library Hub

A Veteran Specialist is available by appointment. The Veteran Specialist can advise on housing, can help complete forms and give extra support with issues such as benefit entitlement.

Website: Cardiff Central Library Hub
Email: veteransadvice@cardiff
Telephone: 02920 871000


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems. We are a voice for our clients and consumers on the issues that matter to them. We value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination. We're here for everyone.

Please use the link below to find contact details for Citizens Advice near you.

Website: Search for your local Citizens Advice


Ely Centre

Ely Centre

The Ely Centre was established after the Enniskillen Poppy Day Bombing on 08 Nov 17, to provide support to personnel injured in this incident and has widened its service to include support to veterans, police and civilians injured as a result of the troubles in NI. We offer, mental health support, health and wellbeing support, counselling, alternative therapies, respite trips financial advice and assistance with benefits and war disability pensions or AFCS claims.

Website: Ely Centre
Telephone: 02866320977


Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire


EFSNY offers a range of help and support for past members of the Armed Forces over 65 in North Yorkshire. We have a range of free support on offer to enable older veterans to live well in later life. This ranges from being able to attend groups and workshops, to healthy lifestyle advice, to befriending and volunteering, gardening, benefits and financial support, home handyman and small improvements service, and much more.

Website: EFSNY
Telephone: 01904 704 177


Family Fund

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Website: Family Fund
Telephone: 03330 338 338

Family Fund is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.


Felix Fund

Felix Fund logo

Felix Fund provides welfare support and financial assistance to serving, ex-Service and SO15 (Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Unit) personnel who have conducted or assisted with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and search duties. This includes all aspects of bomb disposal and search work from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Support ranges from financial grants for those in need to wellness breaks and training programmes to help manage trauma and stress.

Website: Felix Fund
Telephone: 07713 752901




Services at Finchale include accommodation and housing; offering a bespoke service towards sourcing sustainable accommodation; employability and training; CV building, job applications, interview and confidence techniques. It also offers support towards mental and physical health issues. Support is further extended to families and reservists. Finchale also works collaboratively with external agencies to support and provide guidance to veterans with a wide range of issues.

Website: Finchale
Telephone: 0191 3862634

Forces MoneyPlan

Forces MoneyPlan

Forces MoneyPlan, a pro-bono initiative offering free, confidential financial guidance to all Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. All guidance is provided by fully qualified financial advisers and members of the Personal Finance Society, who have volunteered both their time and expertise. Forces MoneyPlan enables recipients to be more informed about their financial well-being and less vulnerable to misinformation and scams.

Website: Forces MoneyPlan
Telephone: 0207 397 1168

Forces Pension Society

Forces Pension Society

The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit, membership funded organisation that acts as a pension watchdog for the whole military community. Annual membership gives you exclusive access to Forces Pensions Consultants. They will help you to navigate the pension maze and empower you to make informed decisions. The Members only section of the website includes informative webinars, discounts, FAQs and invitations to roadshows/events. Membership automatically transfers over to the spouse/partner if the main contact dies.

Website: Forces Pension Society
Telephone: 020 7820 9988 (Option 1)


The League of Remembrance

The League of Remembrance provides veterans, their widows and dependants, the opportunity to continue to contribute to society through volunteering. In addition, you will become part of a 'family' that is now over 100 years old, offering you companionship, welfare support, social events, and modest financial support where appropriate.

Website: The League of Remembrance
Telephone:020 7881 0987



Combined Forces is a support service for ex-Service personnel based in Llanelli and encompassing Carmarthenshire.

Website: Links
Telephone: 0155 475 7957


Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

We're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.

Website: Macmillan Cancer Support
Email: Via contact form
Telephone: 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm)


Military CU


Military CU (Credit Union) is a free employee benefit which encourages veterans (in receipt of an MOD Pension) to prepare for the future by helping them to save. Supported by the Ministry of Defence our aim is to improve the financial resilience of veterans. We offer flexible savings accounts with repayments straight from your MOD Pension. We are also there to help if our members ever need a loan - providing an ethical alternative to other financial providers.

Website: Military CU
Telephone: 0121 700 1210


The Military Mutual


The Military Mutual is a genuine Mutual set up to provide fair financial services products such as home, landlord, military kit, small business and commercial cover to those who are serving, veterans, their families and, organisations that support our military family. The Military Mutual is owned by and run for the benefit of its members. A key aim for the business is to generate future trading surpluses that can be used to support members and the wider military family community. When you take out cover with The Military Mutual, you become a Member and this gives you the opportunity to have a say on what priorities the business sets in the future.

Website: The Military Mutual
Telephone: 0800 088 2966


National Gulf Veterans and Families Association


The NGVFA supports those affected by Gulf War 1, Gulf War 2 (Iraq), Afghanistan, and all future desert conflicts. Many returning home from these conflicts develop health or social problems. The NGVFA helps veterans (whether ill or not), Service personnel who were vaccinated but were non-deployed, Armed Forces personnel who are still serving , family members, widows and widowers, and civilians contracted to the armed forces. They work throughout the UK and abroad.

Website: NGFVA
Telephone: 0845 257 4853

Only A Pavement Away 

Only A Pavement Away

Only A Pavement Away is the charity for the employment of veterans, ex-offenders and people facing homelessness, into careers within the hospitality industry. We act as a conduit between the hospitality employers and the charities we work with, and connect them on our free Jobs Board. We also offer financial support, training and development programmes, to overcome the barriers of employment

Website: Only A Pavement Away


Outside the Wire


Outside the Wire is a bespoke alcohol, drug and PTSD service, offering confidential advice and support to current and ex HM Forces personnel and their families across Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex.

All our staff are ex-forces, and can offer innovative, comprehensive support, including confidential meetings at a location of your choice. We are sensitive to the complexities of military life and the often understandable resistance to admitting the extent of personal issues, especially those relating to PTSD, substance misuse and general mental health plus concerns around personal relationships.

Website: Outside the Wire
Contact: Fill in form via this link
Telephone: 01603 626123


Plane Saver Credit Union

Plane Saver

Plane Saver Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, offering an ethical range of savings and loans for Armed Forces personnel straight from their pay (or MoD pension for Veterans). The arrangement, enabled by the Ministry of Defence, aimed to tackle problems faced by Military personnel who may find themselves with limited access to financial services, leaving them a potential target for high cost credit providers such as payday lenders and loan sharks.

Website: Plane Saver Credit Union
Telephone: 0208 607 5020


Rewards for Forces

Rewards for Forces logo

Rewards for Forces recognises the servicemen & women of this country and, by providing unique & exclusive discounts, rewards them for the sacrifices they make for our freedom. No regular internet access, no problem, just call us & we can help with joining & purchase our Rewards Discounts Directory for just £4.99 (inc P&P). It’s an archive & go-to source of what we currently have available to members, packed full of discounts from holidays, days out, to motoring & high street offers.

Website: Rewards for Forces
Contact: Contact us


Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)

When one of the RAF family needs a friend, they turn to us. That's because we can be there on the doorstep, in person, to help sort out the problem and share the load. When times are tough, nothing beats friendly, face-to-face support from someone who really cares.

Website: Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)
Telephone:0800 018 2361 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday)

Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support.

Website: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) 
Telephone: 0300 102 1919 / From overseas: +44(0)20 7580 8343

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT)


The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) supports those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines , and their dependants, who find themselves in need or distress. They offer grants to individuals on a case by case basis. They may be able to provide funding for training, courses and associated costs.

Website: RNBT
Email: Contact Form
Telephone: 02392 690112




Supporting veterans and direct family members, who face health, housing, financial and social problems by providing confidential practical support to get their voice heard. We are aware that some veterans struggle to access services and support needed to maintain civilian life. Experienced staff offer tailored one-to-one support which seeks to: improve access to and experiences of mainstream services; maximise income; have needs and views respected; ensure rights under the Armed Forces Covenant are understood; improve mental health through increased confidence.

Website: seAp
Telephone: 0330 440 9000


The Not Forgotten Association

TNFA logo

The Not Forgotten Association provides recreational and entertainment opportunities to any serving man or woman who is wounded, injured or sick and any veteran of any age with a disability, illness or infirmity. Support is offered through a varied programme of tailored activities and events including Royal Parties, concerts, holidays, outings and the provision of televisions and TV Licences. Each of these activities is intended to restore confidence, enhance wellbeing, boost morale and improve the chances of the individual and their family to enjoy life.

Website: The Not Forgotten Association
Telephone: 020 7730 2400


UDR & R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service

UDR & R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service logo

Holistic welfare service provider for eligible veterans of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service) (R IRISH (HS)). We also provide help for those personnel being treated and prepared for discharge from the 38 Irish Brigade (38X) Personnel Recovery Unit (PRU).

Website: UDR & R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service
Telephone: 028 9042 0145

UK Veterans Hearing Foundation 

UK Veterans Hearing Foundation

The UK Veterans Hearing Foundation helps veterans with hearing issues generated by military Service. They utilise independent reputable audiologists throughout the UK to provide individual assistance to each veteran. And they provide top of the range hearing devices at no cost, with a dedicated aftercare service for veterans. As well as fitting top of the range hearing technology they support the associated conditions of tinnitus and mental health issues, through their partners. This helps to reduce the anxiety, depression and social avoidance that veterans often experience as a result of hearing loss.

Website: UK Veterans Hearing Foundation
Telephone: 01455 248900

Veterans Assist Scotland

Veterans Assist Scotland

Veterans Assist Scotland is an online information hub and signposting service for veterans and those supporting veterans. They can provide contact details for the various Armed Forces and Veterans Champions, employment information, housing options, as well as information on public and voluntary sector support across Scotland, based on specific needs.

Website: Veterans Assist Scotland
Telephone: 0131 550 1569


The Veterans Charity

Veterans Charity logo

The Veterans Charity provides immediate needs support directly to Veterans of all ages who may be battling hardship. They provide vital items like food shopping, clothing, and household goods without delay.

Website: The Veterans Charity
Telephone: 01271 859211


Veterans Community Hub

Veterans Community Hub

Veterans Community Hub offers an informal space in Hull for ex-servicemen and women. Help is offered with employability, homelessness, social isolation, outreach and family support.

Website: Veterans Community Hub
Telephone: 01482 485958


Veterans First Point

Veterans First Point logo

Veterans First Point helps veterans "whatever their needs may be". We meet clinical needs and also provide wider support and advice. We provide peer support worker-led caseload management of welfare issues including housing, finance, employment, independent living and families. Our clinicians also provide mental health assessment and treatments, via psychiatrists and psychologists. Veterans can self refer via drop- ins, phone and email. We also accept referrals through GPs and other agencies and provide in-house clinics from Citizen's Advice Bureau, Veterans UK and the Armed Services Advice Project.

Website: Veterans First Point
Telephone: 0131 221 7090


Veterans HQ

Veterans HQ logo

Veterans HQ is a free and accessible one stop centre of support for ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists and their families. The centre is run by a team of friendly staff who can provide information, advice and support on many areas relevant to the Armed Forces community such as welfare and benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, and employability. Drop-in sessions are available to those who need help with job applications and there is also a Custody Co-ordinator on-site for those who are in, or about to leave the criminal justice system. Veterans HQ also offer a health and wellbeing programme that includes access to a fitness centre, social activities, counselling and group therapy.

Website: Veterans HQ
Telephone:01512 619 878


West London Mission

West London Mission

The West London Mission (WLM) has been serving people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma since 1887. We are part of the Methodist Church and run a wide range of services which empower people to live more fulfilling lives.

Website: West London Mission
Telephone: 0207 703 9613


Wirral Military Community Services


Wirral Military Community Services offer veteran outreach; one-stop Shop & Drop-In; employment support; enterprise start-up; signposting to Local Agencies; welfare benefits advice; MoD welfare pension advice drop-in; housing advice and support; healthy living advice and support; diet and PT advice; access to holistic therapies; and engaging with a diverse range of community-based projects.

Website: WMCS Facebook page
Telephone:0751 411 3813


Woody's Lodge

Woody's Lodge

Woody's Lodge is a support project for armed forces veterans, recent leavers, reservists and those serving in the emergency services. We provide friendships, humour, banter and 'brews', while ensuring your peace and safety, while allowing you to get on with day to day life at a place where listening and laughter play a big role in our daily activity. Woody's Lodge also helps with form filling (online and paper) with regards to appropriate benefits and entitlements.

Website: Woody's Lodge
Telephone:01446 781792

Is this answer helpful?