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Royal Signals Benevolent Fund RSBF

The charity for serving and retired Royal Signals soldiers and their dependant family.

Adding value to Corps life, providing Swift and Sure support for those in need.

Royal Signals Benevolent Fund Registered charity number 284923
Benevolence Support
Serving or retired signaller (or dependant) in need?
We can help.

Day's Pay Giving Scheme

Your contributions and benefits are crucial to Corps life.
We explain why.

Fundraising & Donations

Help us continue our cradle to grave support for the Corps family.
Find out how.

Improving life in the Corps via Day’s Pay Giving support

RSBF beyond benevolence. Adding real value to Corps life

Service Day’s Pay Giving Scheme

Many Royal Signals’ soldiers support the RSBF through the Day’s Pay Giving Scheme. Some of this money goes to helping Signallers in hardship, need or distress but money from the Day’s Pay Giving Scheme is also used to add value to life in the Corps – through sports, adventurous training, events, heritage, awards and so much more  – officially termed ‘Corps morale and efficiency’.  Soldiers of higher rank, namely Sergeant and above, and all Officers, pay an additional extra percentage on top of the one-day’s pay to support mess life. You can find out more about the Service Day’s Pay Giving scheme here.

Monies raised through fundraising activities is used purely to support the benevolence aspect of our work. Legacy Gifts may be used to fund any aspect of the work of the RSBF, though specific bequests can be made. 

Corps Activities

Corps Music

Corps Awards

Corps Sports

Corps Traditions

Corps Events

Corps Heritage

Corps Adventure

Our work – One benevolence case in ten is for a serving soldier

Grant Giving

£1 million of benevolence in the past 3 years

It is impossible to predict who may suffer hardship or distress, or when or why. So it is crucial the RSBF is there to help when needed. In the past three years we have granted approximately £1 million to serving or retired Signallers / dependents in situations of hardship, need or distress. This is possible thanks to the generosity of Day’s Pay giving, fundraisers, sponsors and Legacy donors. Together with the stirling case work done on our behalf, we have brought comfort to hundreds of Signallers / their dependendants. 

With fewer serving soldiers – which impacts on days pay – now more than ever your support of the RSBF is invaluable. 

Benevolence

Helping close to 600 soldiers every year

More than a third of benevolence recipients are aged 65 or older. One case in ten is for a serving soldier.

As a grant making charity the RSBF does not do casework but does work closely with charities who do. Once a need has been established the caseworker will approach the RSBF (and potentially other charities too) for a grant to provide funds for those Royal Signals Soldiers / dependants who are in situations of hardship, distress or need.

The RSBF deals with approximately two new cases every working day. One benevolence request does not preclude others.

Rapid Response

Releasing funds in 24 hours

When a Signaller in need contacts us for help, we will signpost them either to their unit or to one of our partner charities – The RBL, ABF, SSAFA or Officers’ Association. These are the charities who look after our casework. Where funds are required the caseworker will approach the RSBF on behalf of the signaller/ their dependant with whom they are working. 

The RSBF is able to respond rapidly to requests (via caseworkers) to relief hardship or distress.

If there is a death in service, or an urgent request, we aim to make a payment to units or to caseworkers within 24-48 hours. 

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Cradle to Grave

Swift and Sure Support

Supporting The Corps Family

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The RSBF Supports approximately two new benevolence cases every working day

Fundraising

Giving back to those who gave

Inspiration, imagination even perspiration!

We are grateful to the army of fundraising teams who go the extra mile to help the Royal Signals Family.

Our supporters – units, families, groups and individuals roll-up their sleeves to raise funds to ensure the RSBF can continue to make a difference when its most needed.

What can you do? 

Donations

Every donation makes a difference

If everyone donated just £1…

It’s easy to help the RSBF. Show your support by buying a wristband, pen or key ring. Other ways include supporting our fundraisers or making a one-off, monthly or annual donation -simply set-up a direct debit to do so.

We are grateful for every single penny and pledge to use yout donations wisely.

Will you help us to help others?

Legacies

Leave A Gift In Your Will

Legacy donations make a difference, 

The work of the RSBF has been recognised by an increasing number of people in their Wills.

We are bowled-over by the generosity of those who remember us in this way and delighted that they choose us as a charity to benefit when they are gone, so we can continue to help others.

What will you be remembered for? 

Your benevolence support helps us help the Corps Family

Royal Signals Benevolent Fund RSBF

Text a donation

Text 70070 and enter “RSBF11 £xx” where xx is the sum you would like to donate. Money donated via text helps signallers in need / distress

Leave A Gift In Your Will

Every gift in every Will, no matter how  large or small, makes a genuine difference