The Ripple Pond are proud Referral Partners of Veteran’s Gateway.
The first point of contact for veterans seeking support. We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. www.veteransgateway.org.uk
Annington Homes became one of the largest private owners of residential property in the UK when it purchased the Married Quarters Estate from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1996. Annington leases the majority of its properties back to the MoD to provide accommodation for service families.
Over the years we have helped over 17,000 people buy a home from Annington, including thousands of service personnel, first time buyers and key workers. The range of incentives offered has helped to ease the transition to home ownership. www.annington.co.uk
Wates is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.
We are committed to the long-term future of the built environment. Our award-winning corporate social responsibility and sustainability programmes underpin our vision to become the most trusted partner in the built environment, leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live. www.watesgiving.org
A HM Treasury statement announced that “the proceeds from LIBOR fines would be used to support Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities and other related good causes that represent those that demonstrate the very best of values.” The latest funding supports projects like The Ripple Pond that benefit family members of those serving the Armed Forces. Libor Funding
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. We are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.
We provide a range of support aimed at serving and former RAF personnel. They include welfare breaks for families and veterans, grants to help with getting about inside and outside the home, specialised advice on benefits and care services and support for young people through our Airplay programme. www.rafbf.org
Cobseo The Federation of Service Charities
Cobseo, as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. This allows Cobseo members to interact with all interested parties and especially to cooperate and collaborate with others in order to provide the best possible level of support to our beneficiaries. www.cobseo.org.uk
ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF supports soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world. www.soldierscharity.org
Armed Forces Covenant
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.
It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. www.covenantfund.org.uk
Engaging with Hampshire Military Community
The Ripple Pond was lucky enough to have a bid for funding accepted which has allowed the charity to better engage with the military & veteran community in Hampshire. The funding allows The Ripple Pond to achieve greater engagement locally by employing an additional staff member. This in turn allows the organisation to engage strategically through more events, social media and marketing with the immediate military community around Aldershot Garrison, the wider Hampshire area and bordering counties. In short, throwing a lifeline to those locally that need our support.
We were lucky to have three local supportive partners in delivering this project in Hampshire County Council, Aldershot Garrison and Veterans Outreach Support in Portsmouth. Due to the funding we manage to lend greater support to these organisations by attending their meetings, open days, drop ins and welfare events thereby enabling The Ripple Pond to engage with local communities.
The charitable foundation of Greenwich Hospital still exists, although it is no longer based at the original site. It is now a Royal Charity for the benefit of seafarers and their dependants, with the Secretary of State for Defence acting as The Crown’s sole trustee. The charity now funds sheltered housing for former Royal Navy personnel and the school it spawned, the Royal Hospital School, now at Holbrook in Suffolk. The charity’s head office is located in the City of London. www.grenhosp.org.uk
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. We exist to support sailors, marines and their families, for life. Beneficiaries lie at the heart of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s purpose, it is our duty to remain focused on their needs. Since 2007, we have funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. We also distribute millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. www.rnrmc.org.uk
Many armed forces charities struggle to raise sufficient funding to support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces’ and sometimes their dependants who are in need. The Veterans’ Foundation has been created to establish a new and nationwide source of funding to help these charities. It acquires its funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. www.veteransfoundation.org.uk
To assist people who are serving or who have served in the British armed forces, and their dependants, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the trustees and in particular, but not exclusively, to make grants to other charities who assist serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need.