The restrictions that have been imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have limited the way we undertake some of our normal working practices. For example, home visits have been restricted for us as well as for SSAFA and the RBL. The Grants and Benevolence team are now available on 02393 874663 and they will continue to assess referrals in the normal way through SSAFA or from direct referral to the office (by phone or the ‘Needs Help’ link https://royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/need-our-help/.

We are having to be innovative and it may take a little longer for the team to complete these assessments but we will adapt and overcome in the true Commando Mindset.  

We will of course have to prioritise cases that are deemed to be a crisis or in urgent need and we will continue to work with other military partners to expedite support under the restrictions that this virus has imposed.  We hope that you will understand that we are doing all we can in this very challenging environment.  We believe we can continue to serve you and be here for you, if not in person, certainly by video, email, telephone and messaging, continuing to stay in touch and conduct our day to day business and support in all ways other than face-to-face. 

Which area can we help you with?

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RM Support Network

There comes a time when we need a little extra help and assistance. The Royal Marines Veteran Support organisation delivers the core support for the RMA Family.

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Wounded, Injured or Sick?

Ours is a hard, often dangerous profession. If you’ve been hurt in body or mind, in combat, active service or civilian life, you never have to go through it alone.

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Family and Home

Life in the Royal Marines is nomadic and circumstances are ever-changing. Wherever duty takes you, you and your family can call on us.

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Bereavement and Loss

The Royal Marines Family lives, works and mourns together. When you lose someone, you can count on us to ensure they receive the dignity and honour they deserve.

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Money

Alongside The Royal Marines Charity and other partners who support the Royal Marines Family, we can signpost you to financial advice and funding sources at every life-stage.

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Employment

Civilian life may not present the same dangers as serving with the Royal Marines, but that doesn’t mean the transition is always easy. We’re here to help.

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Camaraderie

Wherever you are in the world, whatever stage in your career, the RMA provides opportunities to meet and make friends, and be part of the RM Family.

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Education and Training

Whether it's school options for your children, bursaries to re-train or gain qualifications, we can help point you in the right direction.

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Membership

Looking for more information about RMA membership? These Frequently Asked Questions may provide the answer you're after.

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WELFARE GRANTS

If you or your family are facing difficulties of any sort, we will endeavour to help as quickly as possible. Find out more below.

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Amenity grants

We provide funding to boost the morale and efficiency of the serving Corps, and to provide a better quality of life for families.

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Transition Support

Learn more about the support The Royal Marines Charity Transition team can offer during to Royal Marines during the resettlement process and how you can help to support the team.

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Opportunities

The business community needs trustworthy, committed, hardworking people with the capacity to lead, manage and deliver; skills that you, as a Royal Marine, already possess. You can view our current vacancies here

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Need help? Tel: 0800 468 1664

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
If there's something troubling you outside these hours please contact one of the following:

Samaritans
Telephone - 116 123
Combat Stress
Telephone – 0800 138 1619 (Veterans)
0800 323 4444 (Serving Personnel & Families)
SSAFA Contact Forces
Telephone - 0800 731 4880
Veterans Gateway
Telephone – 0808 802 1212

If you are in a life threatening situation please immediately call 999 or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department.

How the welfare process works

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Step 1

Tell us what the problem is by filling in our welfare request form or calling 023 9387 4663.

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Step 2

If required, we'll get in touch with SSAFA to raise a case number.

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Step 3

Where necessary a SSAFA caseworker will come and visit you to assess your needs and will complete an 'Assessment Form A'. This might sound daunting, but it won't be a frightening experience - SSAFA are there to help and they need to make sure they have a full picture of your situation to identify which charities can best help you. Without this form, we (and any other charity SSAFA reports to) cannot issue you a grant.

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Step 4

Once we receive the Assessment Form A, we will take the recommended actions.

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Step 5

We can also gauge if there are other services available to you once the SSAFA case is closed - for instance we can assign an RMA Veteran Support Officer to provide follow-up support and care plan.

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SSAFA is a forces charity that provides a practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

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