Grant Funding

Offering Station and Unit level support to enable serving
personnel to access sport and physical activities.

Supporting You

The RAF Central Fund Enrichment Grant Programme supports personnel on a larger scale, traditionally awarding bids to stations and units to benefit the maximum number of personnel.

As a charity, it is vital to us that we continue to understand and respond to the evolving needs of the serving RAF community. We work to gain a better understanding of how the challenges of service life affect the RAF community with regards to health and fitness and tailor our support accordingly.

Our grants team will work closely with you to ensure your tailored application is complete and ready for consideration by the Grants Committee. Applications may require significant support and therefore please do factor in sufficient time for this in advance of any deadlines.


  • Increase the number of serving personnel participating in sport and physical activities
  • Increase the provision of sport and physical activity opportunities on stations and units
  • Provide an opportunity for RAF serving personnel to detach from operational demands
  • Provide positive experiences to support an increased sense of wellbeing
  • Provide an increased sense of inclusivity within the RAF serving community
  • Ensure RAF serving personnel feel valued

Timetable for 2021

Applications may be submitted throughout the year, however, they will be subject to consideration by the Grants Committee at one of three Committee meetings scheduled for 2021.

Deadline dates for completed applications*:

  • 9 February 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • 15 September 2021

(*dates may be subject to change)

How to Apply

Get your Ambassador's Support

All major RAF Stations have an RAF Central Fund ambassador who provides support as a liaison between their station and the Fund. If you would like to contact your station ambassador about a project idea for your station or to get their support with an application then get in touch.

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