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Funds granted to veterans and their dependents in charitable need to date: £646,089.45 Funds granted since the 1st August 2021: £98,782.90 The number of accepted grant requests 192 since the 1st August 2021

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Morning All, As at the 9th May 22 (the month end for Apr 22) the accounts looked like the following: Charity Account for Apr 22 - Paid out - £9,635.90 Paid In - £5,540.98 Deficit - -£4,094.92. As you can see we are paying more money out to veterans in need than we have coming in. If this trend continues throughout the year we could see this deficit rise to around £50k. We obviously do not want this to happen and so I urge all of you to come up with any fundraising ideas you can to assist us in raising money. I know some of this is seasonal and as the weather improves more events will take place. Hopefully we will see a better position when I look at the May 22 figure. Thank you for all for the hard work you all do, but please lets try and raise a little more as I can only imagine demand will increase even more for the charity services as the cost of living begins to affect more people. Thanks for taking the time to read. Shots

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UK REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER 1147967
SCOTTISH CHARITY NUMBER SC043586

The AFB is authorised to collect funds, operate and organise events in Northern Ireland under section 167 of the Charities Act (NI) 2008.

The Armed Forces Bikers (AFB) is a United Kingdom based motorcycle charity which aims to assist former serving members of the armed forces in charitable need as a result of injury or other harmful experience suffered during their service, to resettle and rehabilitate into civilian life, also to relieve the needs of former members of the armed forces and their dependants.

History

The Armed Forces Bikers was founded on 25 May 2011 by former members of Army Bikers. The AFB are Side Patched Riders who gained charity status on 5 July 2012. UK Registered Charity Number 1147967 and Scottish Charity Number SC043586. The AFB is authorised to collect funds, operate and organise events in Northern Ireland under section 167 of the Charities Act (NI) 2008. All proceeds donated to the AFB are used for the benefit of veterans in charitable need. The AFB employs no staff and is run entirely by volunteers. The charity's activities are funded by AFB Trading Ltd, a non-profit online and mobile shop whose only share holder is the charity.

Functions

Every year on the third weekend in July, motorcyclists from the Armed Forces Bikers and their supporters take part in the AFB 500 Charity Challenge Weekend which is aimed at raising funds for veterans and their dependants in charitable need through any number of national, regional, group or individual events. You can organise a motorcycle ride, run, walk, swim or anything with 500 as a theme. You can just aim to raise £500 or more, whatever you like, as long as you stay safe and don't break the law.

Who can take part and how to sign up?

Anyone who wants to support veterans and their dependants in charitable need by raising funds, really!

The AFB also organise and attend events in 16 regions of the United Kindom for the benefit of its members and supporters, also to raise funds.

On-line assistance

 The AFB has an online grant form and grant policy.

 

Corporate/Business Sponsorship and Donations


The AFB seek corporate/business sponsorship and donations for unrestricted designated funds to help administer and resource our charity. This ensures that 100% of public funds donated to the AFB is granted to veterans in charitable need and other charitable organisations whose mission is in-line with our founding principles. 

Corporate/Business sponsorship and donation page

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Simon Walters