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 focussed 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.

The charity's mission is:

To raise and deliver resources, working with others, to provide the best support to serving and former members of the Naval Service and their families.

The objectives of the RNRMC include:

  • The relief in need, hardship or distress of beneficiaries
  • The assistance with the education and training of children
  • The promotion of efficiency of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by way of the enhancement of morale and the improvement of recruitment and selection
  • The relief and encouragement of serving men and women

In practical terms, the RNRMC is a fundraising and grantmaking charity. This means it delivers its charitable outputs through dispensing grants to:

  • Other naval charities
  • Military charities
  • Other charities with naval beneficiaries
  • Ships, units and personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and Auxiliaries
  • Individual serving personnel and veterans through the RNOC and RMCTF

The centralised nature of the RNRMC allows extensive almonisation* of funds by our grants team. This team has access to various funds within the RNRMC Group and also the allocation made to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by the Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown.

*Almonisation refers to the process of sourcing and combining funds from different benevolent organisations to pay them as a single grant to the beneficiary. By working together we can achieve and deliver more.

The grants we make

Support through life - we support elderly veterans in care homes and the service personnel of today, who protect our country 365 days a year. We also care for their families, partners and children, when they can not. In 2014, we gave over £3.7m to provide support for life.

Supporting the Service family - we are here for the entire Naval Service - sailors and marines, full-timers and Reserves. We exist to support them; the 30,000 people, who defend, protect and serve our country. In 2014, we gave £3.9m to support our sailors, marines and their families.

Our Group

The RNRMC Group employs over 40 staff in the UK with RNRMC and Royal Marines Charity staff based on Whale Island, Portsmouth. Day-to-day operations and administration of the RNRMC Group is managed across five departments; grants, fundraising, marketing, finance and operations.

The RNRMC Group is structured as follows: