How we help

How we help

Every year we assist thousands of people in The RNBT Family who are in need. Our aim is to help them enjoy a reasonable quality of life mainly by providing wide ranging financial assistance and caring for older people in our own care home.

Grants to individuals

We make grants to assist in a very wide variety of circumstances. For example, if there is a need, we will give help towards living expenses, house repairs, disability aids, job training, all sorts of financial difficulties and much more. Every year we respond to about three thousand applications with grants totalling about £1.5 million. See Financial help/Grants to individuals.

Regular Charitable Payments (RCP)

Our RCPs provide some older members of The RNBT Family on very low incomes with a small but regular financial supplement. We currently fund about 1000 RCPs totalling about £1,000,000  each year. See Financial help/RCPs.

Supporting The RNBT Family through other organisations

We give limited financial assistance via a few organisations that support members of The RNBT Family – for example hospices in Portsmouth and Plymouth. This is a modest part of our budget. See Financial help/Organisations.

Care Home - Pembroke House

Pembroke House is our 55 bed care and nursing home near Chatham in Kent, where we look after members of The RNBT Family who need nursing or personal care. See Care home and housing/Pembroke House.

Housing - John Cornwell V.C. National Memorial (JCVCNM)

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust is the sole trustee for the John Cornwell V.C. National Memorial, 6 semi-detached cottages for disabled and infirm sailors and their families, located in Hornchurch, Essex. See Housing/JCVCNM.


We receive a constant stream of requests for advice about welfare related matters. Often we can provide the answer ourselves, but if not, we are usually able to direct the enquirer to someone who can. 

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