£3k increase to 'Death in service' grant brings royal navy into line with army and RAF

19 October 2018

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) has announced that it will increase the ‘Death in Service’ grant for all Royal Navy personnel.

It was decided that the amount available should be increased from £12k to £15k, bringing the Naval service into line with the two other armed forces’ grants.

For those unfortunate enough to experience the death of a serving loved one, the RNRMC will now provide a £15k support grant, with the intention of helping a naval family through a difficult period in their lives. 

Originally delivered as a subscription fund, the RNRMC began managing the Naval Service Dependants Fund (NSDF) in 2007.

Speaking about the charity’s decision to increase the ‘Death in Service’ grant, Director of Relationships and Funding, Mandy Lindley, said: “No amount of money can replace the life of a loved one, but we hope this immediate support will help them through a particularly distressing time.”

Since 2007, the RNRMC has helped 213 families following the death of a loved one in uniform.