The charity is funded from a range of sources. The activities we carry out on behalf of the Army Cadet Force are funded by grants from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Our grants programmes and other charitable activities are funded from a range of sources including donations from private individuals, grant giving organisations, membership fees from individual members, and income from the charity's investments.
In accordance to Charity Commission rules the ACFA maintains a reserve that is designed to enable the charity to continue to work or to adjust its priorities in times of financial crisis. The ACFA Trustees have directed that this reserve be around 12 months' running costs.