About the Foundation

We provide self-contained Royal Naval Cottages (almshouses) for the widows or orphaned daughters of Royal Navy or Royal Marines Officers.

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Our History

The Foundation, which provides twelve homes for the needy widows or daughters of deceased officers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, RN/RM Reserves and Naval Chaplains, was created in 1847 by the Dowager Queen Adelaide in memory of her husband, the sailor King, William IV.

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Eligibility for Admission

Widows or daughters (over the age of 40) of deceased Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and Royal Navy Chaplains, including those Officers of the Reserves who have given mobilised service; and
Wives or daughters (over the age of 40) of living Officers...

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If you have any questions or would like to support our charity we'd love to hear from you.