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.
Our approach to the refurbishment and sale of the surplus homes is based on three guiding principles:
To offer value for money.
To create environments and places in which people want to live.
To provide peace of mind.
Wates is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.
Wates employs over 4,000 people and works with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners to successfully deliver our projects throughout 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.
ABF The Soldiers Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity give a lifetime of support to 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.
We take pride in being responsive, making a difference at a critical point in peoples’ lives. We have been doing this since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict, and we envisage continuing doing so for the ‘long haul’ – supporting all future generations of our soldiers and their dependants.
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.
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.
St. James’s Place Foundation
The St. James’s Place Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group.
We’ve been supporting those in need since 1992, making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to charities registered in the UK to assist them in the incredible work they do every day. So far we’ve raised and distributed over £54 million to thousands of charities.
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.
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.