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 £15k to £20k, bringing the RNRMC grant in line with the equivalent support for Army and RAF families. This will come into effect from April 2022.
For those unfortunate enough to experience the death of a serving loved one, the RNRMC will now provide a £20k support grant, with the intention of helping a Royal Navy family through a difficult period in their lives. The grant is provided to all Royal Navy families, including RFA.
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 258 families following the death of a loved one in uniform.