Do you know someone who needs some welfare support?
ACA was established to offer welfare support to current and past members of the RAF Air Cadets family who find themselves in financial difficulty and need help quickly.
We are not able to offer mainstream welfare support and advice but we hope to meet smaller scale and short notice needs with financial grants. Should we feel that your request is beyond our means we will help you to pass on the request to one of the larger more established organisations like RAFA.
You may be looking for support for yourself or know of someone that you believe could do with some help.
Applying is a very simple process and anyone can apply
If you are a Full Member or you are seeking support for a current member of the RAF Air Cadets:
- Contact the ATC Wing Warrant Officer in your Wing. He or she will contact the ACA Welfare Committee Chairman on your behalf.
If you are an Associate Member but still have connections with your past Wing:
- Contact the ATC Wing Warrant Officer in that Wing.
Where does the money come from?
ACA raises its funds mainly through annual membership fees. We also aim to host a number of social functions that mix having a good night out with raising monies to support the welfare requests we receive.
Who decides on which grants to give?
The Trustees agree at the beginning of each financial year, 1st April, what monies can be made available during the course of the forthcoming year. The ACA Welfare Sub Committee is then tasked with assessing each application as it comes in and deciding on how we might be able to help. Until we have significant funds behind us we may have to operate a ‘first come first served’ process.