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Founded in 1803 to assist the many casualties of the Napoleonic Wars, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is one of the oldest military charities of its kind and has been providing support to the armed forces community on behalf of the Lloyd’s market for over two hundred years.
Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund provides support to a number of organisations with a particular focus on those who are disabled or face poverty, illness and hardship. The Fund spends all the income it receives each year and yet the need continues. Please click below to make a donation and enable Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund to further its important work.
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In June 2013 Veterans Aid was awarded a grant of £200,000 to fund the Personal Empowerment Programme for one year from 1 July 2013.
Lloyd's Patriotic Fund donated £135,000 to ABF The Soldiers' Charity in 2012 to help our heroes back to work.
On 23 November 2011, Lloyd's Patriotic Fund was delighted to announce a major donation of £200,000 to BLESMA, the limbless veterans' charity.
At the end of 2010 Lloyd's Patriotic Fund made a substantial donation to a newly formed charity, Families of the Fallen, which aims to help alleviate the hardship caused to the families of those killed in action in recent and current conflicts.
Military operations in Afghanistan have resulted in service men and women returning to Britain with serious injuries.
The grants provided by Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund to service and ex service people and their families for cases of real need can make a valuable difference to people’s lives.
Lloyd’s has been recognised in The Royal British Legion’s Friends of The Forces Awards for its on-going support for members of the British Armed Forces and has won the Corporate category for London.
Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund works with a number of long-standing partners through which funds are administered. Individuals wishing to apply for a special grant should contact their local branch of SSAFA Forces Help.
The nature of military engagements might have changed over the intervening years but the importance of providing practical support for those who have made great sacrifices on behalf of their country remains as important now as it was in 1803 when Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund was established by the Lloyd’s market.
The history of the first 200 years of Lloyd's Patriotic Fund is recorded in a beautifully illustrated book, Unbroken Service, which is available from the Lloyd's Shop.
Historical records for Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund are held at the Guildhall Library - Tel: +44 (0) 7332 1862/3
Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund,
Lloyd’s, One Lime Street,
London EC3M 7HA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7327 5921
People we have helped
Families of the Fallen
Friends of the Forces Award
Lloyd's Patriotic Fund
SSAFA Forces Help
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