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Registered charity in the UK: 210760 and Scotland: SC038056

About Us

SSAFA Cumbria is the small Branch of SSAFA Forces Help which is the national charity providing “Lifelong support for our Forces and their families”.  There are now only 30 volunteers covering the whole of this large county.
Each year in Cumbria, through our network of trained volunteers, we assist over 500 people in need of help.  Please help us to provide this much-needed service to those who have served our country.

There are many reasons for helping SSAFA to help others – here are but three of them:

  1. The assistance we provide is targeted to provide the help that is needed for individuals and their families of all generations.
  2. Last year over the whole country, we deliver real practical, financial and emotional support to over 46,000 people.
  3. Our help is available to anyone who has served in our Armed Forces and their families.

SSAFA supports people through a network of professionally trained volunteers and staff who together provide a reliable, caring, dignified, confidential and trusted service. SSAFA provides financial, practical and emotional assistance to anyone that is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or RAF, and their families.

Nationally each week SSAFA helps almost 1,000 people including the widows and widowers of veterans, Reservists and National Servicemen and their families. Without the continuing support and generosity of people like you SSAFA could not continue to offer this vital service to those who need our help.

We've been helping our Armed Forces and their families for over 125 years, and in this time we have continuously responded to the needs of our service personnel, veterans and their families. Today, our volunteers, staff, and supporters help us to improve the lives of hundreds of people, every single day.

SSAFA Forces Help is one of the UK's leading Armed Forces charities. We've been supporting the Forces family for over 125 years, making us one of Britain's most trusted charities.  In 2010 SSAFA celebrated 125 years of service to our Armed Forces.

The need for a welfare charity like SSAFA is as great now as at any time in the past. SSAFA continues to be relevant, it delivers support and it is inclusive.


Whether you are currently serving in the Forces or have served in the past, we can provide direct financial, practical and emotional support to you and your family.

If you think you are eligible and need our help then contact us as soon as you can.

If you know someone who might need our help – tell them about us and we will try to help them when they contact us.