welfare & benevolence

Regimental Funds

KRH Regimental Funds are placed into Charitable Trusts, namely The Regimental Trust and The Officers’ Trust, which are registered with the Charities Commission.  Each Trust is separately managed by Trustees. The Objects of the Trusts are as follows:

The Regimental Trust – Charity Number 10214551

“The promotion of the efficiency of Her Majesty’s Army and in particular the Regiment and of any unit of the Regiment or the Regimental Association of the Regiment in such manner as the Trustees shall from time to time determine the provision of financial assistance for former members of the former Regiments and former and serving members of the Regiment and the dependents thereof who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress for such other charitable purposes as the Trustees shall in their discretion from time to time think fit”

The Officers’ Trust – Charity Number 1052828

“Promoting the efficiency of the Regiment by increasing the physical and general efficiency of its serving Officers whether serving with the Regiment or extra-regimentally employed in such ways as the Managing Trustees from time to time think fit.”

Benevolence & Welfare

Last financial year the Regimental charitable funds awarded grants in excess of £23,800 and assisted 33 individuals from across KRH, the former Regiments and families.

​Our Regimental charitable funds provide fast and effective help to those in need. Funds are administered by HHQ, who work very closely with other Service charities such as The Army Benevolent Fund, SSAFA, The Royal British Legion and many others. We also rely heavily on the teams of local SSAFA and RBL branch volunteer caseworkers.

KRH benevolence is delivered by two charitable funds, the Regimental Welfare Fund and the Charles Benjamin Wilson Bequest (CB Wilson):

  • The Regimental Welfare Fund
  • The Welfare Fund is a part of the Regimental Trust and income is derived from a combination of Regimental investments, Day’s Pay contributions of serving officers and soldiers, and donations from old comrades and other charitable bodies.​

  • The Charles Benjamin Wilson Bequest
  • The CB Wilson Fund has its own Trustees and also supports officers, soldiers and families of The King’s Royal Hussars and the former Regiments.  Its income is derived from the legacy of Captain C B Wilson, a former 10th Hussar officer, who left a bequest in memory of his only son, Johnny, who was killed in the Western Desert in 1942.

The Welfare Fund needs your help to continue providing this crucial support.

Can you spare £50 per year, or £5 per month?

You can assist by donating as follows:

Annual/Monthly Donation: Many old comrades set up a monthly or yearly standing order to the Welfare Fund. Contact HHQ for advice.

Online: Make a simple donation by following the links on this page.

Cheque: Send a cheque, made payable to “The King’s Royal Hussars Welfare Fund”, to HHQ at the address below.

Fund Raising Event: If you wish to run your own fund raising/sponsorship event you can set up a CAF Donate page in the name of your event. Please contact HHQ for help.

Bequest or Legacy: You may wish to make a legacy donation or bequest, please contact HHQ for advice.