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Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund

Who we are

Founded in 1803, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is the oldest military charity of its kind, supporting the armed forces community on behalf of the Lloyd’s market. We focus on improving the transition to civilian life for veterans and their families who need the most help.

Today, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund unites support from the market to aid the successful transition to civilian life for veterans and their families to ensure successful futures. 

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund partners with military charities who are best placed to meet the mental health and employment needs of the military community.  In addition, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has an annual grant giving programme to award small grants to support charities that enable veterans and their families to build successful civilian lives and careers.

"The Lloyd's Patriotic Fund has a well-established and long legacy of supporting Armed Forces charities with the vital work they do in helping the military community to re-integrate into civilian life after serving, particularly those who have suffered mental and physical health challenges.

It is a privilege to be part of this important charity and I am delighted by the support it continues to provide."
Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Lloyd’s Chairman

Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Small Grants webinar

Watch our webinar to find out more about the grant application process, receive hints and tips on applying and hear from our current charity partner, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

What we do

We are proud to have long-term partnerships with Forces Employment Charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Combat Stress, the veteran's mental health charity.

We are also proud to partner with The Contact Group, Fighting with Pride, Care After Combat and Give Us Time supporting specific projects that support veterans transitioning to civilian life through employability and mental health projects.

You can find out more about our partnerships below.

Forces Employment Charity

The Charity for Bereaved Military Children | Scotty's Little Soldiers

Mental health services for veterans | Combat Stress

The Contact Group | Collaborating for Military Mental Health

Fighting With Pride

Care After Combat - Helping Veterans in the UK Criminal Justice System

Give us time

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. They want each child to have the best access to the very best emotional health and well-being support, outstanding opportunities and the chance to smile again. The charity is the only UK organisation that provides long-term holistic support to bereaved Forces children and young people.

The LPF supports two essential programmes delivered by the charity:

STRIDES: Scotty’s Grants helps to promote a positive attitude to learning and provides opportunities to develop at life skills. Those who experience childhood bereavements are statistically ‘at risk’ of experiencing negative outcomes in areas such as education, depression, self-esteem and risk-taking behaviour. These grants give these young people a range of educational and skills grants to expand their access to opportunities such a tutors, clubs, school uniform, driving lessons, IT equipment and training for school and university.

The Military Bereavement in Education to fundamentally change the negative experiences of bereaved Armed Forces children & young people in their education, by providing the opportunity to be identified as such, ensuring that they feel sensitively supported in their education and to have access to an individually tailored bereavement plan

Combat Stress

LPF has funded training and equipment for Combat Stress’ new national pilot, sensory modulation. This is the practice that helps individuals understand their senses and coping strategies to ground and calm them. This is being delivered by occupational therapists to 1,300+ veterans who suffer from mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression. All the Combat Stress occupational therapists have been trained in the practice.

The evidence shows that this approach works helping to strengthen family relationships, increase participation in trauma therapy, and increase job satisfaction. Now building on this initial project, LPF has worked with Combat Stress over the last three years to fund research to develop the evidence for the use of sensory modulation for veterans experiencing trauma as well as building resilience in veterans with mental health conditions. The aim of the research is to showcase this new approach and how it can improve veterans’ lives and careers if used more widely.

The Forces Employment Charity

The LPF has proudly supported the Forces Employment Charity Families Programme since 2019, supporting civilian spouses and partners of serving and ex-Forces personnel on their journey into employment.

Spouses and partners encounter more barriers to employment than their civilian counter parts such as frequent moves in relatively isolated locations and employer reluctance. These barriers often impact the ability of military spouses and partners to build ‘normal’ lives and careers.

The programme is delivered across the UK and is led by the National Specialist Employer Manager. Beneficiaries receive a range of support such as the assessment of their needs, identifying their barriers to employment, specialist referrals, job search guidance, vocational skills development and CV and interview preparation just to name a few.

We are delighted to support Forces Employment Charity to deliver this transformational work to enable career success for the Armed Forces Community.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information.

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund

Registered Charity Number: 210173

Care of Lloyd’s, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA