- The relief of widows, widowers, surviving qualifying cohabitants, surviving civil partners and surviving dependant relatives of members of the Forces Pension Society or of persons who served in the Armed Forces of the Crown (whether or not they were members of the Forces Pension Society) who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, sickness, disability or the effects of old age;
- Such other charitable purposes as the trustees may from time to time decide.
Making a donation or a bequest directly to the Society
The Forces Pension Society is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It is reliant on membership subscriptions to fund its work. It receives no grants and it does not distribute any income in dividends. It is the only independent organisation wholly dedicated to looking after the pensions interests of Armed Forces personnel.
This independence is vital in carrying out the activities of the Society whose principal aim is to act as both watchdog and guard dog protecting and enhancing the pension entitlements of serving and ex-serving Members of all ranks and their dependants in all three Services.
Whether helping to resolve the hundreds of pension queries our Pension Advice Service receives every month, striving to correct unfairness in existing pension schemes or campaigning for fairer pensions for the whole Armed Forces community, there is always pressure on the Society’s resources.
We are often asked by individuals for advice on the best way to make a donation to the Society, either as a simple gift or as a bequest.
If you do wish to make a donation or leave a legacy to the Society, it is perfectly possible to do so direct to the Society, and you remain free to do so, but our preference is for gifts to be made direct to the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund (FPSCF) a charity that supports the work of the Society. That will ensure that your gift is used expressly for the charitable objects of the Society.
The FPSCF is a charity that supports the work of the Society. But in addition its objects include benevolence for those who find themselves on hard times. Their main objectives are:
To make a donation by cheque, please click here and download a donation form which also contains details of the Gift Aid tax benefit.
If you prefer to make a donation online to the Charity by credit or debit card, please click here to go to our secure page which also includes information about Gift Aid.
If you wish to arrange a bequest, you should be aware that as a result of recent changes, as from 5th April 2012, if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the rest of your estate will benefit from a 10% reduction in Inheritance Tax that would otherwise be payable.
We suggest you consult your legal advisor regarding IHT benefits or contact Steele Rose & Co, and tell them that you are a Member of the Forces Pension Society.
Whatever form of donation or bequest you decide to make, we are extremely grateful for your help.