Charity Number: 1160182
Contact: Clare Scherer (CEO) or Sara Smith (Head of Welfare)
Address: Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Postcode: PO2 8RN
Phone: 02392 639 534
Summary: The Naval Children's Charity supports children and families in need, hardship or distress. Direct Support is given as grants to families. The Emergency Essentials Grant Scheme is for crisis driven grants in times of financial hardship for everyday items and necessities.
Grants are also given for medical equipment, travel and expenses where there is disability or illness, childcare in times of emergency such as illness and support where statutory provision is not available. In some cases the Children’s Fund will support applications for children’s education – either assessments, extra lessons or special needs provision. The Children’s Fund also provides more indirect support through community centres, resources such as their books Knit the Family and Zoe and the Time Rabbit.
With trained caseworkers they also offer advice and support on a variety of welfare issues and work in collaboration with other benevolent and welfare organisations to ensure families receive a full package of care.
Note/Restrictions: Minimum length of service is at the Trustees' discretion. Help is offered to children of serving and ex-Serving Naval personnel aged 0-25 years in need, hardship or distress.