Our Charities of the Year for 2017/2018 are The Jon Egging Trust and RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT)
The Jon Egging Trust
The Jon Egging Trust was set up in memory of Flt Lt Jon Egging, who lost his life in 2011 during a display with the world-famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 'The Red Arrows', flying in the position of Red 4.
The charity recognises Jon's dream of inspiring young people through his love of aviation, teamwork and leadership in all of its work, and delivers accredited learning programmes to increase young people's self-confidence, self-esteem and other vital life and work skills by providing access to inspirational role models and life-changing opportunities linked to aviation, engineering and science.
RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT)
RAFCT is the youngest member of the Royal Air Force family and has had a significant and positive impact on the lives of many people. Its charitable objectives are to promote the Royal Air Force, to support its people now and into the future and to encourage air-mindedness and the aviation-related education of youth.
Its strength lies in its ability to support such a wide range of projects and initiatives benefiting RAF serving personnel (both regulars and reserves), cadets and other young people and veterans.
Trustees award grants to those people and projects that they assess to be most worthy of financial support and most closely aligned to the charitable objectives. They have awarded over £4 million since the trust was formed in 2005.
The charity's objectives are delivered by:
To find out more about the work of the RAFCT and how to apply for grants, visit the website.