Monday 31st October 2022
In response to increases in the cost of living, Royal British Legion (RBL) has launched Everyday Needs Grants, providing up to £2,400 over 12 months for members of the Armed Forces community.
The RBL has noted a 20% rise in requests for support with urgent needs and has found that some features of the Armed Forces community result in a greater vulnerability to rising costs.
The Everyday Needs Grants Programme is designed to assist those who need help in a quick and easy way with essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs.
Members of the Armed Forces community in receipt of means tested state benefits, such as universal credit, pension credit, or income support, should qualify automatically.
Those who don’t receive state benefits may also be eligible, RBL will assess income and expenditure to measure needs.
They encourage anyone who is struggling with increasing costs to apply, as flexibility is in place to consider support for those who do not meet the defined means testing.
Apply for an Everday Needs Grant
Any member of the Armed Forces community wanting to access the grants can find out more and apply directly on the RBL website or by calling 0808 802 8080.