Turn To Starboard -  A Big Salute recipient charity
Forces Charities

Armed Forces Charities: Apply for Our 2019 Big Salute Grants

BFBS Big Salute Grant Applications Are Now Open – Deadline July 31

Turn To Starboard -  A Big Salute recipient charity

The BFBS Big Salute fundraising campaign is inviting forces charities to apply for project-based grants.

Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting and Entertainment, said: “We are keen to hear from armed forces charities who find it a challenge to secure funds for specific projects.

“We offer grants of up to £10k and have seen how Big Salute funds can make a huge difference to all areas of the forces community, from cadets to serving personnel, veterans and their families.”


Nine of the charities that applied for Big Salute grants last year have just been awarded funds for a diverse range of projects, they are:

Building Heroes, Bournemouth Memorial Homes, Clervaux Trust,AF & V Launchpad Ltd, Our Wilton Trust, Royal Air Forces Association, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Scotty's Little Soldiers,and Winchester Sea Cadets.

Full details about how to apply for the next round of funding is online www.bigsalute.com where charities can complete an application form.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2019.



What Is The Big Salute?

The BFBS Big Salute is an annual campaign that raises vital funds for Armed Forces charities.

The fundraising drive raises money to benefit members of the Armed Forces community and their families.

Monies are raised and donated through activities undertaken by audiences of the radio, TV and digital platforms, as well as SSVC staff.

All of the money raised for the Big Salute – 100% of it – goes into the fund. Running costs are not deducted.

Armed Forces’ charities are invited to apply for grants for specific projects.

How Are Grant Applications Processed And Awarded?

A committee of SSVC staff and representatives, who have been directly involved in raising funds for the Big Salute, will meet at least once per year to apportion monies.

They will consider all applications on merit, impact and measurable outcomes and make the awards accordingly.

The committees’ decision is final.

Feedback will be available for unsuccessful applicants.

Grant applications must be received by BFBS before July 31, 2019

To join in the efforts to raise money for the Big Salute, and help Armed Forces charities, you can donate through our fundraising page here:

Top image: Turn To Starboard, one of the charities to benefit from previous grant funding