Supporting the military community

Our charity work

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The BFBS Welfare Fund helps fund projects that benefit the military and their families.

The Welfare Fund

Broadcasting and delivering media services to our armed forces may be our primary responsibility, but we also provide much-needed funding to support military individuals, families and communities.

Each year we give funds to projects benefiting the military and their families. These range from children’s play areas on military bases and equipment for families to keep in touch with loved ones deployed abroad, to expeditions and media equipment on ships and submarines.

 

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Through the BFBS Big Salute we are able top help charities who are doing so much for the military community.

The BFBS Big Salute

Each year we invite forces charities to apply for grants to support specific projects for the serving military, families or veterans.

Supporters in the military community then raise money through events and other fundraising initiatives or by simply donating. Every penny raised goes to the beneficiary projects.

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We provide military sport grants as part of our charity which supports the armed forces and their families around the world.

Funding for military sport

For you sport enthusiasts, not only do we champion military sport through broadcasting and livestreaming,  we also provide funding for a wide range of activities each year.

We provide grants for popular sports such as cricket and skiing as well as underfunded sports such as netball and judo too - just speak to our team for more information!

How are we doing?

Fancy winning £200 of online shopping vouchers? Just tell us what you think of our TV and Radio services and, as a thank you, you'll be entered into our prize draw!

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Ice cream van serving forces community

Operation Ice Cream

Who wants free ice cream? Our team love getting out and about to meet our audience so, every year, we take part in daytime events at military bases and community centres in the UK and Europe.

To the delight of many, whilst we're there, we give out the treat of free ice cream.

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Service leavers and veterans

As an organisation we pledge to support to service leavers and veterans through the Armed Forces Covenant and also by providing vocational training, employing service leavers within BFBS and keeping them connected with the latest news and stories from the military community.