rnrmc grant

The third £44,000 grant from the RNRMC brings incredible opportunities throughout Wales

It is no secret that we wouldn’t be here today without funding from amazing organisations. That’s why we are excited to announce that we received another grant worth £44,000 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) along with their funding partner, Greenwich Hospital. And this isn’t the first time they’ve shown support! Our collaboration with RNRMC and Greenwich Hospital took off in 2020 when they awarded us a grant of the same value to assist the Royal Navy and Marine (RN/RM) Community in South East Wales. With this continued funding, for the third year in a row, we are able to extend our reach from South East, West, and Mid Wales to the whole country! We can’t wait to connect with new communities on a national scale!

Our success helps more communities

Owing to the initial grant, we could launch successful projects in South East Wales. More impressively, this was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic! At the time, we primarily focused on one region. But we also identified the need for our services in other areas. 

Woody’s Lodge and RNRMC are using the £44,000 in meaningful ways by:

  • Providing new communities with facilities and support services at Amelia Trust Farm, Penlan Farm, and many Drop-in Centres. 
  • Working with key organisations to organise outdoor activities for RN/RM children. 
  • Facilitating “family on the farm days” at Amelia Trust Farm where RN/RM veterans and their families can socialise and build friendships with those from similar backgrounds. 
  • Using networks, referral systems, and partnerships to engage with RN/RM veterans and families in communities outside our current reach.

What’s more, the grant gives us the financial flexibility to assess if we can continue developing the 25Ha woodland at Amelia Trust Farm. The overall objective is to promote sustainable and ecologically sensitive spaces for those currently serving in the armed forces, veterans, and their families.

We appreciate every penny

Graham our CEO says:

“Receiving a third grant from RNRMC makes us extremely grateful! We plan to continue helping communities in South East, West, and Mid Wales while extending our reach throughout the country. As you know, Woody’s Lodge is well-established within the Armed Forces Community and Support Networks. However, with this funding, we can also connect with RN/RM veterans and their families, allowing us to reach more incredible communities who need our assistance.”

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You can show your support for Woody’s Lodge by making a donation directly on our website. Every bit makes a difference and we thank you for helping us reach more veterans in need. Contact us today to find out more.

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