The Annington Trust was established in 1996 with the objective of sponsoring community activities and projects and for the benefit of families living in Services' communities. The Trust derives its income from a capital fund that was set up at the time the Married Quarters Estate was purchased in 1996. Since then, the Trustees, who include Executives of the three Services’ Families Federations, have disbursed over £522,000 to support over 430 projects. These have varied in size from small grants of a few hundred pounds for pre-school activities, youth organisations and sports clubs, to major awards of several thousands of pounds to provide much needed support for families.
For the next three years, the Annington Trust has committed funding towards RBLI’s LifeWorks Families – a programme set up to help military spouses and partners to find and sustain work. 2016 marks our fifth year of supporting The Outward Bound® Trust for The Annington Challenge, an educational charity that equips young people from Service families living in Services’ communities with valuable skills.