The charity receives a grant from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deliver its activities in support of the cadets and adult volunteers of the Army Cadet Force (ACF). Other income comes from affiliation fees from ACF Counties, Battalions and Sectors, membership fees from individual members, and a range of donations and grants from other bodies that we use to support cadets and CFAVs.
In accordance to Charity Commission rules that direct a working reserve must be retained, surplus income has been placed into the reserve. The ACFA Trustees have directed that this reserve must match 12 months' working costs. The fund is placed on the markets with an Investment Manager, currently Investec.