The Royal Charter

In 2011 the Trust was granted a Royal Charter.

The granting of a Royal Charter of Incorporation to a United Kingdom Charity gives public recognition at the highest level, for the charitable work of the organisation.

Royal Charters date back to the 13th century and are granted by the Sovereign, on the advice of the Privy Council. Their original purpose was to create a public or private corporation and to define their privileges and role. Nowadays, new Charters are normally reserved for bodies that work in the public interest, such as professional institutes and charities that can demonstrate pre-eminence, stability and performance in their particular field. The granting of a Royal Charter should be in the public interest.

The Firefighters Memorial Trust is very proud of this significant achievement and the recognition it has given to our work and to the many members of the Fire and Rescue Service who, over many years, have died in the course of their duties, when serving the community.

Our aim to do everything we can, to continue to ensure that those who have lost their lives and, who meet the Criteria, as defined by the Trust, are always Remembered and Honoured.

Royal Charter