How We Help

Providing support from the effects of bereavement to young people.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers – The Military Family Charity

How we help

Scotty’s Little Soldiers aims to provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 18 years who have suffered the loss of a parent serving with the British Armed Forces.

The charity provides its beneficiaries with support and guidance throughout their childhood and offers a respite, however brief, from the daily ups and downs of coping with the loss of a parent.

Assistance is available to families from the British Army, Royal Navy or RAF and is not limited to those killed in action. Children who have lost a parent through illness or accident are also eligible as long as their parent was a serving member of the British Forces at the time of their death, or was medically discharged due to a condition which eventually led to their death.  Both Regular and Reserve (TA) forces are catered for.

Our Vision:

“We want every bereaved British Forces child to have access to the very best emotional support, outstanding development opportunities and the chance to smile again”


Our Mission:

“To provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 18 who have suffered the loss of a parent whilst serving with the armed forces of the crown.”


The charity’s assistance is divided into 3 distinct programmes.

‘Smiles’ offers the children the opportunity to smile again through a wide range of fun activities and gifts.  This includes holiday breaks, group events, special experiences and gifts at difficult times of the year.

The ‘Support’ programme aims to assist with the more emotional side of bereavement and includes access to professional counselling and a family support network.

Finally, the ‘Strides’ programme is designed to help with the charity’s beneficiaries’ personal development and includes a range of activity and educational grants.

You can read more about each of the assistance programmes by clicking on the links below.



The number of holiday breaks provided to bereaved Armed Forces children in 2015


The number of children & young people we estimate to have lost a serving parent


The number of children receiving support from Scotty’s today.


Learn about our fun based assistance programme


Providing development opportunities for our Scotty Members


How we help with the emotional side of bereavement

About Us

Find out more about the charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers.


89p in every pound donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers is spent on “helping the children smile again”.


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