About Us

Find out more about our charity vision and mission
and about the history of the Fund

Our Vision

For serving RAF personnel to develop their full potential through sport and physical activities.

Our Mission

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.

Our Team

Ross Perriam

Chief Executive Officer

Niki Graske

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Bunten

Grants and Donor
Engagement Officer

Stephanie Low

Grants Administrator

Zoe Williamson

Marketing &
Communications Manager

Louise Bargus

Marketing &
Communications Coordinator

Chris Coopman

Finance Manager

Fiona Curzon

Finance Administrator

Karen Hansford

Operations Manager

Haydn Roberts

Operations Assistant

Chloe Gorton

Office Assistant

Diane Brown

Feshiebridge Coordinator

Our History

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

1937

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

1943

Fund registered under its current name as the ‘RAF Central Fund’

1993

RAF Sports Lottery established by the charity to generate additional funding to supplement income generated from invested monies

2007

The Mechanics Fund amalgamated into the Fund with the objectives of providing enrichment funding to support RAF trainees

2014

Fund incorporated with charitable constitution which reconfirms its original charitable purpose of providing enduring support to our serving personnel

2018

The Fund continues to work with our RAF colleagues to identify and respond to the evolving needs of our beneficiaries

Finance Manager

Latest News

Finance Manager

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26th August 2021

Administrative Assistant

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Administrative Assistant

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26th August 2021

RAF Myzone National Fitness Day Challenge

Latest Events

RAF Myzone National Fitness Day Challenge

To mark the occasion and encourage as many of you to get as physically active as possible we are launching the RAF Myzone Inter-Facility NFD Challenge powered by the RAF Central Fund.

25th August 2021

Supporting Personnel During a Pandemic

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Supporting Personnel During a Pandemic

Recognising the significant impact that the global Covid-19 pandemic could have on our beneficiaries, we decided to embody a sporting...

11th August 2021

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