Crowdfund the CCF Cadets

Over 380 schools across the UK have a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) or Sea Cadet Unit, offering young people aged 12 – 18 a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. For some young people, the experience can be life-changing.

The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is a national charity dedicated to promoting the ideals and activities of the Combined Cadet Force.

They've teamed up with Crowdfunder to help cadet units in state schools raise funds for their CCF, and to distribute match funding generously provided by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

It’s an exciting new partnership that blends CCFA’s rich heritage of developing young people with the innovative funding model of Crowdfunder. 

Together this partnership will support new state school cadet units, improving their sustainability and enabling them to offer increasing numbers of young people access to the CCF’s unique range of activities that develop self-confidence, personal responsibility and leadership skills.

Parents, family, friends, local businesses and the wider community can back the cadet units in their local school on Crowdfunder, opening up extra funding if their target is reached.

With the CCFA distributing extra funding to schools which meet their targets, there’s never been a better time to support great projects on Crowdfunder and play a part in creating a sustainable future for cadets and cadet units around the UK.

Crowdfunder offers a fantastic chance for the Combined Cadet Force contingents to engage with their communities and raise much needed funds, with the added advantage of accessing extra funding.

Richard Walton, Finance Director at Combined Cadet Force Association
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Combined Cadet Force Association

The CCFA is a registered charity (number 305988) dedicated to developing young people through the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).  The CCF is a youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, which offers young people aged 12-18 a range of challenging, adventurous and educational activities in order to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and endurance. 

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.  From small community groups to large national institutions, their aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need. They support a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.