Community Groups

The ACF exists in over 1,600 communities in the UK

The Army Cadet Force exists at the very heart of the community and enjoys strong relationships with many other community groups. If you are involved in a community group that would like to work with the ACF, please contact your local county ACF headquarters. Their details can be found via our detachment finder.

Cadets are taught all about their own role in the community. Indeed Cadet and the Community is a key element of the Army Proficiency Certificate with cadets first taking part in community projects then ultimately planning and leading them as they get more senior.

The ACF can always be relied upon to support Remembrance Day parades and countless other important milestones in community life. We also actively assist charities such as Royal British Legion, The Not Forgotten Association and Help for Heroes with their fundraising.

The ACF has a particularly strong relationship with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and each year ACF counties compete for the Revision Eyewear Trophy, presented either to the county that raises most money for The Soldiers’ Charity or to the county that comes up with the most inspirational fundraising idea. As part of our Cadet150 celebrations, we partnered with the Woodland Trust to plant 150,000 trees in communities the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, and are working with them again on the Jubilee Woods project in 2012.

In short, the ACF is proud to play its role in the community and would welcome even more opportunities to partner with other like-minded organisations.