Who We Help
The Trust is dedicated to helping members of the Parachute Regiment who are injured, their families and the families of those killed on operations in Afghanistan.
The Trust is based in Regimental Headquarters the Parachute Regiment and is ideally placed to deal with calls for help, all of which will be dealt with in total confidence.
We have close links to the Battalion chaplains and welfare teams, together with a support network from ABF, The Soldier’s Charity, The Royal British Legion and the statutory welfare systems.
We are also a member of the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO) which provides a link to many other Service Charities, for example: BLESMA and Combat Stress.
The system of assistance is designed to be rapid and flexible, cases may be treated in one of three ways:
Immediate Needs Grants (IMG)
When there is a need for an immediate provision of funds (less than 24 hours).
Medium Term Grants (MTG)
In the many instances the needs will not be immediate but will require further consideration and support, for example: Motability deposits or adaptations, specialist equipment and family support. Such requests will be managed by the CEO who may seek professional support/recommendations and additional funding from statutory sources and other charities. Also included in this category may be further needs for assistance to the bereaved.
Long Term Grants (LTG)
The need for support in the long term, particularly for injured soldiers requiring further help and are unable to remain in the Regiment, these may be either held in Personnel Recovery Units (PRU) or discharged; examples may include: training support, mobility support, home adaptations and a continuation of those needs identified in the medium term. Such cases will be managed in a similar way to the MTG. LTG may also be considered to assist family members of the wounded.
Applications for assistance will often originate through the Battalion welfare network but applications direct to the Trust can be made here.