Helping Hands is the new prevention and early intervention volunteering programme that funds charities who provide support, friendship and practical help for Naval Service beneficiaries.

How does it work?

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is looking for projects that recruit volunteers to provide support, friendship and practical help for naval service beneficiaries.   

Who will benefit?

The definition of those who may be assisted is defined in the RNRMC’s Memorandum of Association:

“Men and women who are serving or have served in the Naval Service or the Auxiliaries or the Women’s Royal Naval Service, and their dependents”

How could you get involved in this programme?

We are looking for innovative ideas that will make a positive impact to our naval service beneficiaries lives.

These are just a few examples, but we're keen to hear your ideas. 

Projects that provide help to our older veterans. Including offering home visits, friendship, support and practical help.

Projects that help serving personnel and their families while family members are deployed or with the transition to civilian life.

Projects that support children and young people.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted as follows:

  • Application packs will be available by emailing [email protected]
  • It is important that the application comes with the full backing of the organisation and a cover letter signed by the Chief Executive or equivalent to accompany the submission.

This programme has been made available by using Treasury Libor funds.

Overview of timings

For a full overview of timings of the application process, please click here

Helping Hands - Themes and Outcomes