For serving RAF personnel to develop their full potential through sport and physical activities.
To enable serving RAF personnel to access sporting opportunities and physical activities.
Who We Are
We are an independent charity that supports serving RAF personnel through grant funding to enable them to take part in sports and physical activities at all levels.
We want everyone in the RAF regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level to have access to sports facilities, equipment, and training through our support we help to safeguard their health and wellbeing.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Grants and Donor
1919 - 1922
Formation of the Air Council Central Fund to collate from disbanded RAF units monies donated to support the welfare of others in RAF service by both commissioned and Non-commissioned RAF personnel
1922 - 1937
The continued input and amalgamation of non-public welfare funds to improve the amenities of service life for the benefit of serving personnel
Fund renamed ‘RAF Central Reserve Fund’ and the objectives of the Fund widened to allow for the provision of support towards the formation of Messes and Service Institutes at new RAF Units
Fund registered under its current name as the ‘RAF Central Fund’
RAF Sports Lottery established by the charity to generate additional funding to supplement income generated from invested monies
The Mechanics Fund amalgamated into the Fund with the objectives of providing enrichment funding to support RAF trainees
Fund incorporated with charitable constitution which reconfirms its original charitable purpose of providing enduring support to our serving personnel
The Fund continues to work with our RAF colleagues to identify and respond to the evolving needs of our beneficiaries
Atlantic Flyers Challenge
An inter-Station virtual challenge to race against the RAF’s Atlantic Flyers as they compete in this year’s Talisker Challenge across the Atlantic.
12th November 2021
Supporting RAF medical personnel through bespoke on demand yoga classes
The RAF Central Fund has launched a new initiative to support serving medical personnel through the provision of bespoke online yoga classes on the digital workout platform FitSwarm.
2nd November 2021
Bowled over to support RAF cricket in Italy
Earlier this year, the RAF Central Fund was able to support RAF NATO personnel serving at the DACCC in Poggio Renatico,...
25th October 2021
RAF Leeming takes the win in the RAF Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
With more than 400 participants, we are delighted that the challenge was so well received, raising a total of £6,350.
1st October 2021