Lloyd's Patriotic Fund
Uniting the Lloyd’s insurance market for the last two hundred years to support veterans and their families today.
Our Funding Priorities
Founded in 1803, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is the oldest military charity of its kind. We are proud of our history and contributions to support the armed forces community on behalf of the Lloyd’s market. Today, we focus on improving the transition to civilian life for veterans and their families who need the most help. Since 2010, LPF has donated more than £3.2 million to support serving and ex-service personnel and their families.
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. Watch our video to find out more.
We are proud to have partnerships with Combat Stress, the veteran's mental health charity, and RFEA, The Forces Employment Charity from 2020 - 2023. In addition, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has also awarded £10,000 each to Stoll, The Ripple Pond, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and The FirstLight Trust funding projects that help enable veterans and their families to build successful civilian lives and careers.
Applications are now open
We are accepting grant applications from charities supporting veterans and their families for grants of up to £10,000. We know that the military charity sector has been hit hard by the impacts of COVID-19, as the need and demand for services and support increases and income streams decrease. The transition to digital services has been crucial for service charities, but often with limited resources. Therefore, our small grants programme this year is aimed at addressing the challenges faced by military charities against the backdrop of a third UK lockdown.
How to apply
- Read more about our small grants programme in our grant application pack .
- Submit your application and supporting documentation by Monday 15 February 2021
Completed applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and please get in touch with any questions.
LPF funded the pilot of a new Families Employment Advisor with RFEA, the Forces Employment charity. The project supports spouses and families of serving Armed Forces and ex service personnel into employment. The pilot focused on families in need where the veteran was struggling to find or sustain work. In the first year, 77 spouses or partners were supported with career diagnostics, casework, and access to vocational training and to suitable jobs. The aim is to increase confidence, stability, wellbeing, employability and ultimately lead to employment, education or training. We are delighted that this role has been funded going forward, and so LPF have committed to funding two more roles for the next three years in two new locations, to expand and meet the growing demand. Watch our video of Victoria's story to find out more.
Jane lives in Glasgow and had been a stay-at-home parent for three and a half years and had housing issues. Jane registered for support but then waited three months to engage with the adviser as she was juggling her children and their health. Jane was supported to develop her CV identifying her skills and how to match them to job descriptions to successfully apply for jobs and with knowledge on how and where to job search. Jane says: “With my experience of using RFEA I found that the personalised approach the most helpful - with an advisor looking at me as an individual rather than generic information which most of helping “spouse into employment” seems to be”. Jane successfully secured a job with her local Council and is doing well.
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 will work with Combat Stress over the next 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.
Become a supporter
Companies in the Lloyd’s market demonstrate their support for the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund by making a donation to help grow our charitable giving. A huge thank you to our current supporters for your donations and to the Janson, Mackintosh, McCorquodale and Charles Skey Funds. Thank you to MS Amlin, Atrium, Beazley, Campbell Johnston Clark, Chubb, Cogent, HFW, Liberty Specialty Markets, Marsh, Northcott, Pool Re, Starr, Talbot, Tokio Marine Kiln, Vibe, Integro and Pembroke.
Please get in touch to support Lloyd's Patriotic Fund
If you or your family are ex-military and facing difficulties or need some support with welfare needs, please get in touch with our charity partner, SSAFA to find your local branch. Please visit https://www.ssafa.org.uk/find-us or call Forcesline https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/forcesline.