The total amounts made as grants in aid are as follows:
£ 2003-04 30,817,129 2004-05 31,897,153 2005-06 31,604,136 2006-07 30,335,751 2007-08 32,218,493
A number of organisations receive grants in aid from the MOD including Voluntary Cadet Groups (Naval Cadet Force, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force), Museums, Forces Welfare organisations such as the Sailors, Soldiers, Air Forces and Families Association (SSAFA), Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS), Help Information Voluntary Exchange (HIVE) and sports bodies.
Smaller charitable grants are made by each of the single services to organisations with which they are closely affiliated. The amounts involved are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.