The BFBS Big Salute

Supporting military charities

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

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.

Our 2021 grants

Find out more about the military charities we awarded grants to for 2021.

Exciting projects

This year we are very excited to have awarded £65,000 to 11 fantastic charities who do amazing work supporting the military community. They have great projects and plans coming up for 2021 and we can't wait to see the results!


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 next application round opens 1st April 2022.

Get involved

Find out how you can get involved with the BFBS Big Salute and raise much needed money for great charity causes.

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!