Donations and Support

The Foundation is wholly dependent upon cash donations and the support of volunteers to enable it to undertake its work.

Donations

Capital projects account for most of the Foundation’s expenditure. To date, we have been fortunate to have received generous awards from the RAF Charitable Trust, the RAF Central Fund, the National Lottery and private individuals; RAuxAF Units have also made significant contributions, often through fund-raising events.

However, we still need to find over £1,000 to clear expenses incurred in providing and dedicating the Force’s Roll of Honour. We also need to cover ongoing administrative expenses, including the maintenance of this web-site – which, unusually for a charity, are commendably low and account for only a very small proportion of turnover. A further and unforeseen cost is the recent news that we are required to pay for the maintenance of our Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. This amounts to an index-linked annual payment of £853 or a one-off in-perpetuity payment of £12,659. In the long term, the latter is the much preferred option.

In seeking financial support, it is emphasised that, unlike in many charities, everyone associated with the Foundation is an unpaid volunteer. This is a major factor in our keeping expenses down and thus minimising our fund-raising requirements.

How to Donate:

Please note that the Foundation can reclaim from the Inland Revenue a further 25% of all donations, howsoever made, if the donor pays UK income tax – and subject to the donor completing and sending to the Foundation the self-explanatory Gift Aid Donation form which can be accessed by clicking here.

Donations can be made by:

Cheque payable to The Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation and sent to:

TBN

BACS transfer using the Foundation’s bank details, viz:

Lloyds, Carlisle Branch
Sort Code 30 91 66
A/C Number 00757773

All donations will, of course, be gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

 

Another potentially very useful source of income is Amazon Smile. Amazon will make a contribution to the Foundation for every purchase you make through the Company. It will cost you nothing, and all you have to do is register through Amazon’s charity website, Amazon Smile. It is easy to register, and you only have to do it once. You will need to quote our charity’s name (Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation) and our registered charity number (1108426).

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service. To repeat the above, it will cost you nothing, but it will benefit the Foundation which does need all the financial support it can get.

Sign up now for Amazon Smile by clicking here.

Voluntary Support

Voluntary support is the life-blood of the Foundation. If you feel you can help in any way, please do get in touch with any of the Trustees who can be contacted by clicking here.