The Royal Naval Benevolent Society for Officers

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We provide benevolence and disability assistance to serving and retired officers of the whole Naval Service, their spouses, former spouses and dependants. Provide support grants for former officers and widows suffering poverty and poor health living in Commonwealth and other countries.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020


Registered Charity in England and Wales (207405)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Armed Forces/Emergency ServicesArmed Forces/Emergency Services
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


Multiple locations

  • As your patron, I was pleased to be reminded of the Charity's continued support to Serving and Retired Officers, together with their families.

    — HM The Queen, Patron

  • One measure of our impact is the number and value of our grants which continue to be maintained at a level in excess of £400,000.

    — Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE DL, President


Due to COVID 19 the RNOC has seen a major reduction in income and anticipates an increased demand in financial assistance and support among its wide range of beneficiaries over the next few months and years.


Sister organisation, the Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) launched its first fundraising campaign in July to mark its centenary and to help support the Charity during this time of shortfall. Further fundraising initiatives, including the Big Give Christmas Challenge, will aim to build on support from our members and the wider community. By working closely in partnership, ARNO’s fundraising activity will directly support the RNOC.