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Veteran’s Gateway

  1. The Veterans’ Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more



  1. Annington Homes is one of the largest private owners of residential property in the UK.  It is also one of the organisations that helped set up, then maintain, The Ripple Pond through generous financial and other support.



  1. Wates Giving is the charitable programme run by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. It was set up by the Wates Family, owners of the Wates Group, in 2008 to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society. It forms a vital part of the Wates Family’s commitment to being engaged stewards of a business that combines wealth creation with social responsibility.  Wates Giving is one of the organisations that helped set up, then maintain, The Ripple Pond through generous financial support.

  1. LIBOR funding comes from fines levied on the banking industry for manipulating the LIBOR rate.  The proceeds are used to support Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities and other related good causes that represent those that demonstrate the very best of values.  The Ripple Pond is a proud recipient of a three-year grant worth almost £95,000
    Libor Funding
    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
    The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. It is there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.  The RAF Benevolent Fund has generously supported The Ripple Pond over the years.
    Cobseo The Federation of Service Charities

    Cobseo is the Confederation of UK Service Charities. It provides a single point of contact for interaction between military-related charities and Government agencies, the Private Sector, and other members of the Armed Forces Community. The Ripple Pond is a member of Cobseo.

    ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity

    ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity has been a staunch supporter of The Ripple Pond and has provided significant financial support over the years.

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.  The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity has provided financial support to The Ripple Pond

    Veterans’ Foundation

    The Veterans’ Foundation is a relatively new charity that was created to establish a new and nationwide source of funding to help other military charities.  It acquires its funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and from donations.  The Veterans’ Foundation provides financial support to The Ripple Pond. 

    The Royal British Legion

    The Royal British Legion is the country’s largest military charity.  It is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community and states that it will be “… here through thick and thin – ensuring the unique contribution of our Armed Forces Community is never forgotten”.  The Royal British Legion provides financial support to The Ripple Pond.