The BFBS Big Salute

Supporting military charities

Veteran and care worker looking to to the sky and celebrating.

What we do

The BFBS Big Salute is our annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities and is separate to grants awarded under the BFBS Welfare Fund scheme. 

Each year we invite forces charities to apply for grants to support specific projects for the serving military, families or veterans with every penny raised goes to the beneficiary projects.

Apply for a grant

Find out how the BFBS Big Salute can help your charity or cause by applying through our grant application.

Be a part of the Big Salute

Each year the BFBS Big Salute committee meet to discuss the applications for the coming year. They consider all applications on merit, impact and measurable outcomes and make the awards accordingly. The committees’ decision is final.

The Big Salute is now accepting grant applications. The deadline for applications is the 31st of October 2023.

Get involved

BFBS Brunei Gurkha presenters, Soniya and Arati, completed their ‘8km Forced March’ with 10kg on their back raising £1377 for The Big Salute.

Donate and raise funds

If you would like to fundraise for the BFBS Big Salute then there are lots of ways to get involved. From sponsored walks or runs to custom themed events and everything in-between, there's plenty of ways for you to raise much needed money for these great causes!