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RNRMC logo.gif
Registration no.1117794
Legal statusNon-profit organisation
PurposeSupporting our sailors, marines, and their families, for life
Region served
United Kingdom
Key people
HRH The Princess Royal
Admiral Sir Jonathon Band
Robert Robson
(Chief Executive)
Bill Thomas
Main organ
Board of Trustees

RNRMC (full name Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity) is a charity registered in England and Wales and Scotland. Its purpose is to support sailors, marines, and their families, for life. This includes the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Maritime Reserves, QARNNS (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service), the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and former members of the now defunct Women's Royal Naval Service.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is a member of the Maritime Charities Funding Group (MCFG) and the Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO).


The RNRMC offers grants under a number of categories:
Dependants - within 48 hours of death-in-service (for any reason, work related or not) a £15,000 grant is given to the dependent identified with the most need.
Benevolence - RNRMC offers grants to other Naval and military charities
Amenities – funding amenities that help boost morale and enhance the quality of life of serving personnel and their families. Twice a year every Royal Navy ship, submarine, and operational unit, and every Royal Marines unit receive grants for specific purposes such as commissioning and decommissioning ceremonies, team building and adventure training.
Sport – the Naval Service Sports Charity provides grants for coaching and operational costs for 39 different sporting associations and supports our Olympic and Paralympic athletes
Prizes and Awards - We recognise professional excellence and achievement through the funds we make available to Commanding Officers.

Group charities[edit]

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is a federation of subsidiary charities each of which has a specific focus and is supported by a central team.

Benevolent charities

At the top of BT Tower during the fundraising abseil for Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
  • Naval Service Benevolence Fund (NSBF)
  • Royal Navy Officers’ Charity
  • Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service Trust
  • Naval Medical Compassionate Fund
  • Plymouth Royal Naval Fund
  • Royal Marines Charity

Quality of life charities

  • Naval Service Dependents’ Fund (NSDF)
  • Naval Service Amenity Fund (NSAF)
  • Naval Service Sports Charity (NSSC)
  • Naval Service Prizes & Awards Fund
  • Fleet Air Arm Benevolent Trust (FAABT)
  • The Sir Donald Gosling Maritime Reserve Amenity Fund

Partner organisations[edit]

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity works with a wide range of other military charities and organisations, including:

Patron and trustees[edit]

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Senior Vice Patrons
Honorary Captain Sir Michael Hintze AM RNR

Vice Patrons
James Pitt
Hon Commander Lance Batchelor RNR

Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL

General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC
Sir Roger Carr
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P)
Honorary Commodore The Hon Stephen Watson RNR

Bill Thomas

Vice Chairman
Annette Picton

Andrew Jameson
WO1 Gary Nicolson MBE RN
Lieutenant Harriet Delbridge RN
Commodore James Parkin RN
Jamie Webb
James Pitt
Jenny Rowe CB
Mark Lewthwaite
Colonel Mike Tanner OBE RM
Rod Birkett
William John Stocks


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