Our Big Salute Charities 2021

Exciting military projects

Looking forward to 2021

This year we are very excited to have awarded £65,000 to 11 fantastic charities who do amazing work supporting the military community. They have great projects and plans coming up for 2021 and we can't wait to see the results!

Here is a little information about how the money will help a few of those charities...

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Army Widows.

We awarded the Army Widows’ Association £5k, this will help to fund Post Lockdown Respite Weekends.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Blesma.

We gave £5k to Blesma, The Limbless Veterans to help fund new virtual at-home/online and physical activities.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about the Blind Veterans UK.

We gave the Blind Veterans UK £10k to provide specialist equipment to blind RAF veterans.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Erskine.

To the team at Erskine we awarded £5k to fund recreational materials and equipment for their Activities Centre.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Launchpad.

We have given the team at Launchpad £9,100 to help fund their Homeless Veterans’ Cycle Club in Liverpool.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Rugby for Heroes.

To Rugby for Heroes we awarded £5k which will help fund their Rugby Coaching Course.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation.

We gave the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation £5k to help combat social isolation & provide specialist hearing equipment.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about Veterans in Communities.

The Veterans in Communities received £2,953.00 to host a new social group for veterans in the Metropolitan Borough of Middleton.

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We have awarded our grants to our chosen BFBS Big Salute charities for 2021. Here is a little bit more about the War Widows' Association.

We gave the War Widows’ Association £5k to help fund a special lunch for their 50th Anniversary.

The Big Salute

The BFBS Big Salute is our annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities which provides some much-needed funding, as well as support to military individuals, families and communities through a variety of initiatives.

Get involved

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Find out how the BFBS Big Salute can help your charity or cause by applying through our grant application.

Helping great causes

Can the Big Salute help your charity? Every application we receive is reviewed by our Big Salute committee so if you want your cause to be considered then you can apply below! 

Applications will be open to apply for grants from 1st April 2021.

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BFBS Brunei Gurkha presenters, Soniya and Arati, completed their ‘8km Forced March’ with 10kg on their back raising £1377 for The Big Salute.

Make a difference

If you want to get involved and help raise funds for the BFBS Big Salute then there are lots of ways you can such as fundraising events, donations and much more!