Army Benevolent Fund

In 2023 the National Garden Scheme made a donation of £80,000 to the Army Benevolent Fund (previously ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) to support the provision of horticultural-related assistance to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, thereby improving their health and wellbeing.

The National Garden Scheme has been supporting the charity since 2010, with a donation in 2010 and 2011, then annual donations from 2017, totalling £750,000.

The Army Benevolent Fund is the Army’s national charity, here for serving soldiers, past and present, and their families for life. The charity stands at the forefront of support for the Army family, last year supporting 65,000 people across 48 countries around the world. As one of the largest funders in the sector, they award grants to individuals and families, and fund specialist organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families. When they hear of a person or family in need, they aim to respond within 48 hours.

In 2023, National Garden Scheme donations were used to support the following:

To find out more visit: the Army Benevolent Fund

Our donations to ABF help support Veterans Outdoors gardening programmes

April 2023: Dame Joanna Lumley endorses renewed three-year partnership with the Army Benevolent Fund (previously ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) – read the story here



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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000