Whilst the immediate and short-term 'duty of care' for wounded Grenadiers lies wholly with the Ministry of Defence and thereafter with appropriate Government Departments such as Health, Social Security and Employment, the Regiment continues to assist all Grenadiers [and their families] who have been affected by serious injury or disability by providing the right support at the right time in the right place.
Hence, a new fund, The Colonel's Fund Grenadier Guards, has been created to supplement existing Regimental charitable funds, which are already fully committed.
Objectives of the Fund
The Colonel's Fund Grenadier Guards is designed to:
- support the families of those killed in action by promptly responding to problems of bereavement and hardship.
- support those wounded or injured on operations, particularly those who have had to leave the Army; to assist in finding them new employment and to help them become active family and community members.
- support the families of those seriously wounded or injured in prolonged recovery situations. Trustees have wide discretion to use the fund to enhance the welfare of Grenadiers on operations and that of their families at home. Furthermore, they can use capital as well as income if they deem it appropriate.
Registered Charity no. 1062257