The Soldiering On Trust



Giving back

SBID has partnered with many companies to enhance trade and business opportunities for our members. We reinvest all of our profit back into the organisation for the benefit of our members. We want your support, we are not asking for money!

We have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the bigger Society for the world in which we live, love and leave behind. It is this obligation of care and duty to others that SBID nurtures. We are proud to announce support of The Soldiering On Through Life Trust as our official charity.


“Don’t question it, don’t criticise it and don’t ignore it! Calling the interior design industry – this is your chance to make a difference.”

Vanessa Brady
President of SBID

// Click here to read the press release //


Soldiering On Trust presentation

We take the protection from others who in many cases have willingly put their own life and livelihood in danger to protect each and everyone of us of the right to live in a free society. Even though neither you or I asked for their support, these heroes gave it anyway, they did it for their country and they did it for you. Now it’s your turn. We simply need to return in a very small way their enormous gesture and high price paid.

Story of Joe Townsend, awarded Sporting Endeavour Of The Year

If as a designer, provider or manufacturer you would like to be involved in this programme click here

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Where does SBID fit in?

Through life-changing disabilities and injuries some of our Heroes need to adapt their homes and the way in which they live in them.

SBID and our responsible members would like to help ease that burden. We will work passionately with the six amalgamated military charities of The Soldiering On Through Life Trust. Firstly we will identify the challenge then design the solution and specify the most ethically designed and manufactured products created by the best brands and artisans from around the world.

We will consult and adapt heroes homes to help adjust to the many challenges of day-to-day living. As a Society it is the least we can do…

Who gets the Soldiering On Award?

The recipient of the SBID package will have their story filmed and broadcast to the selected guests at the prestigious annual Soldiering On Awards ceremony, the SBID package will provide solutions through innovation while meeting corporate social responsibility criteria but mainly helping our heroes live a better life.

To get involved as a sponsor, provider or donor in the fit-out, supply and design of a Heroes Award click here

What is SBID doing to assist the life challenges of our Heroes?

SBID with our industry partners, manufacturers and designers provide solutions disability creates. In doing so the best product solutions are championed as fit for purpose installed correctly and specifically meeting the Brief. Designers familiarise or challenge legislation and law for disability or building control regulation by reviewing real problems faced by real people. The case study will provide valuable feedback directly to government Ministers who endorse campaigns for change and support Soldiering On Awards. In turn this will improve delivery for all; manufacturers in their design, designers in their specification and end-users in functionality.


In Association with SBID Members:





Grohe, Kohler, Karndean, Twyford, Vorwerk, Marshall’s, Lasvit

Construction and Fit-Out Companies
Bouygues, Lend Lease, Wilmott Dixon, McLaren, Grangewood, ATS Group

Design professionals, Architectural Designers and Architects.
This is not restrictive to any individual or company, if you would like to get involved, register your details. Sometimes a conversation and simple advice is all it takes. Projects will also be available.





Soldiering On support all the Armed Forces:

  • BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association) is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows.
    It is the charity that directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country and we are with them all whenever we are needed for the rest of their lives. Their work starts with rehabilitation – proving that there is life after amputation.
    Their work is about amputee helping amputee – the fellowship of shared experience. This is achieved by providing life long welfare support, campaigning for what they deserve and being there when old injuries come back to haunt. Their youngest Member is 19 and our oldest is 99 – Truly BLESMA is for Life. Click here to meet some of BLESMA’s injured soldiers

  • The RAF Bomber Command Memorial will be a fitting tribute to those who gave everything so that we may be free today. And it will help generations to come to understand, in some small way, the heavy price that was paid by those who felt that freedom was worth fighting and dying for.The memorial was designed and built to be modern, yet classical, in Portland stone. At its heart is the bronze sculptures of the aircrew. Within the memorial interior, the space is open to the sky with an opening designed to allow light to fall directly onto the aircrew.


  • The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family. We are here for serving and former members of the RAF, as well as their partners and dependants, whenever they need us. We help members of the RAF family deal with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement. For more information visit

  • The Soldiers’ Charity. Here to support the men and women who put everything on the line to defend us, and our country. We offer our hand to them as individuals and, when they need help, for their families. Standing by them in conflict and in peacetime, throughout their lives. Here for them with lifetime support whether they are serving soldiers or veterans.


  • The RNBTgives help, in cases of need, to serving and former Royal Naval ratings and Royal Marines other ranks; they are known as Primary Beneficiaries. We also help their partners, children and some others connected with them. Our beneficiaries are known collectively as the RNBT Family. A fundamental characteristic of the RNBT is that the majority of trustees and other volunteer members are serving and ex-serving RN ratings and RM other ranks. This dates back to principles established in 1916 when the Grand Fleet Fund, the forerunner of the RNBT, was founded by Admiral Lord Jellicoe.We obtain funding from several sources but the main income comes from support from other organisations, donations by individuals, income from legacies and from investments.


  • The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity helps to provide a better quality of life for serving and former Naval Service personnel. This includes the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Maritime Reserves, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and former members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.


  • The Household Cavalry Foundationaims to support past and present members of the Household Cavalry and their dependents when in need, suffering hardship or distress. The foundation also provides general support and promotes the efficiency of the Household Cavalry and its members.More specifically it aims to provide financial support for personnel killed or injured on operations or in training accidents and their families or those who have become seriously ill or have broader welfare needs.