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Military Charities

As the number of those serving in the armed forces continues to significantly decrease, mergers, consolidations and other forms of working together are enabling armed forces charities to achieve more effective fundraising and use of resources.

This promises to be a feature of the sector for many years to come, as there remain a substantial number of charities with potential to become more effective through working with others, whether because of their size, beneficiaries in common or need to pool expertise. Tackling long term injury and the needs of those who recently served are increasingly features of the military benevolence landscape, as well as changes in what is regarded as appropriate care and how that is best provided. Significant anniversaries are approaching, which will have an impact on all armed forces charities which fundraise, and in particular for the educational and commemorative charities amongst them.

We have over a century of experience of advising military charities. We currently work with many of the major charities representing each of the armed services, undertaking work across fundraising and commercial contracts, governance, mergers and legal compliance. Many of our military clients, such as Greenwich Hospital, defy classification or work across the services and we make a special effort to get to know the unique spirit of each of charity that we act for. 

Our services include advising on:

  • fundraising and trading
  • constitutional and governance advice
  • mergers and acquisitions of charities
  • NDPB status
  • intellectual property protection and licensing
  • data protection and freedom of information
  • reputation management
  • employment and pensions
  • property
  • tax, and
  • legacies.