NAAFI Fund Projects

Read about the range of projects the NAAFI Fund has supported.
New Community Centre Facility in Italy

New Community Centre Facility in Italy

During Round 2, £15,000 was granted to improve the quality of life for personnel at the Community Centre Facility in Poggio Renatico, Italy. The project included fulfilling the outdoor area’s potential by introducing artificial grass and rattan furniture for the...

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Spring bees for Phoenix Recovery Centre

Spring bees for Phoenix Recovery Centre

During Round 3, funding of £5,000 was granted for Phoenix Recovery Centre to enhance the facilities for serving personnel. Based in Catterick Garrison, the project’s aim was to improve the welfare of personnel by introducing an apiary for bees. With already two fully...

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Bar and cinema refurbishment for RAF Police

Bar and cinema refurbishment for RAF Police

In 2022, funding of £15,000 was approved for the refurbishment of the bar and cinema welfare facilities at 902 Expeditionary Air Wing. Who doesn’t love a relaxing evening watching a film with friends? That’s exactly what the serving personnel can now do at the bar,...

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Improvements to family-run early year’s centre

Improvements to family-run early year’s centre

During Round 3, funding of £12,000 was granted for the improvement of Peter Pan's Community Centre in Gamecock Barracks, Nuneaton. The centre begand as a toddler group created by families, for families, and has now developed into a full day care provision. Working...

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New paddleboards for Bristol University Royal Naval Unit

New paddleboards for Bristol University Royal Naval Unit

During Round 1, funding of £5,000 was granted for seven stand-up-paddle boards and additional equipment for Bristol University Royal Naval Unit. The equipment will be used by serving personnel from Army, Navy and Marines Reserves, along with Sea Cadets, Scouts and...

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Project Dragon’s ride

Project Dragon’s ride

During Round One, 5 Force Support Battalion received funding of around £5,000 for a new set of mountain bikes. Getting out on the bikes offers multiple benefits to the personnel including; green and sustainable transport, enriching families’ ability to explore the...

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New and improved welfare house for 2 Scots

New and improved welfare house for 2 Scots

In August 2022, funding of around £1,000 was approved to improve the quality of living life of soldiers and families by purchasing household items such as bedding, towels and kitchen equipment at Glencorse Estate Welfare House. There’s nothing better than spending...

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Beautiful community welfare garden in Devon

Beautiful community welfare garden in Devon

In 2020, the NAAFI Fund awarded WO2 Martin Ash RM a grant of £20,000 to develop a beautiful, community welfare garden at Quantock House in Taunton. The goal was to turn a previously uninspiring garden area into a family-friendly space for children to play safely and...

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Welfare and wellbeing facilities for 4th Battalion

Welfare and wellbeing facilities for 4th Battalion

During Round 2 in November 2021, the NAAFI Fund awarded £18,500 of funding to 4th Battalion The Rangers to create a welfare and wellbeing garden for Riflemen and their families. Based in Aldershot, the renovation included a pagoda, BBQ area and seating with pushchair...

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Idyllic hideaway for the Cotswold Centre

Idyllic hideaway for the Cotswold Centre

On 21st July 2022, as Chair of the Royal NAAFI, I was invited to a short reception at the Services Cotswold Centre near Corsham, so that they could say thank you for the recent NAAFI Welfare grant they had received.  An idyllic hideaway for Service Families and...

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Mountain bikes for 24 Commando Royal Engineers

Mountain bikes for 24 Commando Royal Engineers

In 2022, 24 Commando Royal Engineers were awarded funding of around £19,500 to purchase mountain bikes for their unit. Located in North Devon and surrounded by glorious landscapes, it’s the perfect area for a spin! The bikes purchased have allowed families of the unit...

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All ranks bar refurbishment in Portsmouth

All ranks bar refurbishment in Portsmouth

The Joint Hospital Group South All Ranks bar refurbishment took place between June and October 2022 and utilised over £8,000 of NAAFI funding. The aim was to provide a space with no military influence, offering personnel the chance to be themselves in an...

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