Giving Back

At NAAFI, our mission is to improve the lived experience of our Forces communities

Welfare Contribution

As a not-for-profit organisation, we have an agreed mechanism with the Ministry of Defence to return all our trading surpluses back into supporting our Armed Forces either as direct financial contributions to the locations that generated it, or by investment in the facilities we operate.

The NAAFI Fund

Launched in 2020, the NAAFI Fund is committed to providing a minimum of £7.5m back to Armed Forces Units to invest in their own welfare projects over the course of a decade. Armed Forces Units can apply for NAAFI Funding to support projects that improve the quality of life for Forces communities.

To date, grants worth over three and a half million have been awarded by NAAFI Fund. 

Round 4

Round 4 of the NAAFI Fund is now closed for applications. This year, we received over 530 applications; a record year for us! If your project has made it through to the next stage, we will be in touch shortly for your full application.

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Projects supported

£3,653,121

Donated to date

£7.5m

Donated by 2030

Recent Projects

Outdoor Area for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Outdoor Area for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £23,500 was awarded to Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to install an all-weather outdoor area. The REME provide essential engineering support, maintaining and repairing a vast array of British Army equipment, following the...

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Library Upgrades for RAF Akrotiri

Library Upgrades for RAF Akrotiri

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £1,500 was awarded to RAF Akrotiri to improve the range of books at the base’s library in Cyprus. This project improved the welfare of serving personnel by providing an increased selection of books across many different genres,...

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Project Zen for 901 Expeditionary Air Wing

Project Zen for 901 Expeditionary Air Wing

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £6,000 was awarded to 901 Expeditionary Air Wing to transform various communal areas in coalition accommodation. Based in Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar, this project’s aim was to improve the wellbeing of stationed troops with a...

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