About Us

Find out more about our charity vision and mission
and about the history of the Fund

Our Vision

For serving RAF personnel to develop their full potential through sport and physical activities.

Our Mission

To enable serving RAF personnel to access sporting opportunities and physical activities.

Who We Are

We are an independent charity that supports serving RAF personnel through grant funding to enable them to take part in sports and physical activities at all levels.

We want everyone in the RAF regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level to have access to sports facilities, equipment, and training through our support we help to safeguard their health and wellbeing.

Our Team

Ross Perriam

Chief Executive Officer

Niki Graske

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Bunten

Grants and Donor
Engagement Officer

Stephanie Low

Grants Administrator

Zoe Williamson

Marketing &
Communications Manager

Louise Bargus

Marketing &
Communications Coordinator

Chris Coopman

Finance Manager

Fiona Curzon

Finance Administrator

Karen Hansford

Operations Manager

Haydn Roberts

Operations Assistant

Chloe Gorton

Office Assistant

Diane Brown

Feshiebridge Coordinator

Our History

1919 - 1922

Formation of the Air Council Central Fund to collate from disbanded RAF units monies donated to support the welfare of others in RAF service by both commissioned and Non-commissioned RAF personnel

1922 - 1937

The continued input and amalgamation of non-public welfare funds to improve the amenities of service life for the benefit of serving personnel


Fund renamed ‘RAF Central Reserve Fund’ and the objectives of the Fund widened to allow for the provision of support towards the formation of Messes and Service Institutes at new RAF Units


Fund registered under its current name as the ‘RAF Central Fund’


RAF Sports Lottery established by the charity to generate additional funding to supplement income generated from invested monies


The Mechanics Fund amalgamated into the Fund with the objectives of providing enrichment funding to support RAF trainees


Fund incorporated with charitable constitution which reconfirms its original charitable purpose of providing enduring support to our serving personnel


The Fund continues to work with our RAF colleagues to identify and respond to the evolving needs of our beneficiaries

Supporting Personnel During a Pandemic

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Supporting Personnel During a Pandemic

Recognising the significant impact that the global Covid-19 pandemic could have on our beneficiaries, we decided to embody a sporting...

11th August 2021

Plane pull challengers at RAF Coningsby

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Plane pull challengers at RAF Coningsby

Serious kudos to the plane pull challengers at Royal Air Force Coningsby and thanks so much for making the...

6th August 2021

The RAF Around the World in 80 Days Challenge – RAF Leeming Throws Down the Gauntlet

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The RAF Around the World in 80 Days Challenge – RAF Leeming Throws Down the Gauntlet

RAF Leeming has thrown down the gauntlet by inviting other stations and units to take part in the RAF Around...

16th June 2021

Joymo Selected as Exclusive Live Streaming Partner

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Joymo Selected as Exclusive Live Streaming Partner

Leading live video streaming platform, Joymo, has landed a multi-year partnership with the Royal Air Force Central Fund to...

2nd June 2021

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