As Patrons of the Bridge for Heroes we are privileged to lend our names to this organisation as an expression of support for the charity's mission and programmes. This relationship has evolved over the years and we have been greatly encouraged by the charity's growth, achievements and resilience, especially over the past few years where providing ongoing support to our veteran community has been challenged by a pandemic and, more recently, by the current economic challenges.

All of the Bridge for Heroes' achievements are a result of the hard and selfless work carried out by the staff, volunteers and trustees. To each we offer our sincere thanks and would like to state that you make an amazing difference, providing life-changing support to some folk who, sadly, society has either forgotten or do not realise the cost of their service to this country.

Lady Dannatt, MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk
General the Lord Dannatt, GCB CBE MC DL


The Armed Forces Community Fund Trust

The AFCFT have supported the Bridge for Heroes since 2013 through the Libor fund. This enabled us to set up the ground floor of the Bridge Centre over a two-year period to make our services accessible to all. The AFCFT have continued to support the Charity through their Positive Pathway grants enabling us to provide a range of activities for our beneficiaries to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation or help to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The AFCFT also provided us with much-needed funds during and after the Covid pandemic to continue supporting the AFC, especially those isolated and living alone through their ' Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten' and 'Forces for Change' funding programmes. This also helped kick-start our outreach programme, enabling us to visit veterans and their families in their homes.

They are currently supporting us through the VPPP to run Project Nile - providing our activities at Nelson Activity Centre and Project Interface, which focuses on reaching out to specific groups within the Armed Forces Community across West Norfolk and beyond.


Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans' Foundation enabled us to develop our ability to hold private one-to-one sessions by providing funds to build a bespoke room within the Bridge Centre as well as providing vital funds to help run the Bridge Centre since 2019.

They have also enabled us to provide Welfare support through funding a Welfare Officer over the last two years. Funding for staffing has helped provide consistency and stability for the AFC seeking help and support.

Playing the Veterans' Lottery is a great way to support the AFC. You can help us too if you join the Lottery today through our link

Veterans' Lottery

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

The ABF The Soldiers' Charity has provided support to help us run Project Connect providing funding to support Army Veterans and their families access our Bridge centre and Activities Centre.


Norfolk Community Foundation

The NCF has been supporting the Charity since 2014, funding small projects or helping us to run some of our larger projects. Funding from the NCF and NAFCF helped with the start-up costs of our new Activity Centre in 2021.

The NCF are currently providing funding to provide activity resouces to ensure all our activities run smoothly.


Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The RAFBF has provided support to help us run Project Connect providing funding to support RAF Veterans and their families access  our Bridge Centre and Activities Centre.


The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

The RNRMC has provided support to help us run Project Connect providing funding to support our Navy & Marine Veterans and their families to access our Bridge Centre.


The Norfolk Armed Forces Covanent Wellbeing Fund

The NAFCWF have provided some much needed funding to enable us to continue providing a well coordinated range of activities every week at the Activities Centre.



Develop and Promote

Develop and Promote have been proudly supporting The Bridge for Heroes Charity since 2011. They have helped run and developed our IT systems, providing regular service updates and maintenance.  It is reassuring to know that with them running our servers, website, emails and IT support we can focus on our core activities.


Crane Garden Buildings

Cranes nominated us as their Charity for the year generously donating funds and continuing to support our woodwork activity through the donation of wood.

They make amazing garden building of a high quality!




The Bridge for Heroes
52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn
PE30 1SE


01553 760230

QAVS Main Emblem with MBE Stamp

logo1 logo2 logo3 logo4 logo5 logo5