What is Red Cypher?

Red Cypher is the charity born from the 3RHA Past and Present Members, dedicated to supporting serving and veteran personnel of 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and their dependents.


What do we do?

We support our Regimental Family both serving and veteran when they need it. This may be grants towards mobility equipment or disabled adaptations, support for in-home medical equipment to relieve pain or provide stimulus, short term grants to support payment of rent or bills due to accident or illness and covering travel costs and accommodation for the Standard Bearer Parties to attend comrades’ funerals. This is just a fraction of what we do.


How do we do this?

We provide financial assistance to relieve those who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and enhance the quality of life for those with links to 3RHA. Where our support is not possible or beyond our means, we also have connections with other military charities with greater resources who may be able to assist.


How are we funded?

We receive donations from both serving and veteran members of the Regiment. Using tax efficient donation methods, which increase the donation amounts by between 17% and 25%, so for every £100 donated, we receive up to £125.  Serving members donate monthly through payroll giving, many veterans contribute monthly through our CAF Donate account which can automatically claim gift aid on our behalf and can be found here. We also hold reunion events, including lunches, dinners and visits to venues such as the Tower of London.


Who runs Red Cypher?

Red Cypher has no paid employees. The charity itself is managed on a day-to-day basis by veteran trustees, all of whom have served with 3RHA and give their time freely to support our charitable mission. We also have serving trustees to allow a “present day” perspective towards grant applications and to ensure that the charity can fulfil the needs of the serving regiment, not just the veterans. A list of trustees can be found here 


How can I apply for support?

If you wish to apply for support or would like further information, please fill out the Enquiry Form found on our Apply for Support Page, or email enquiry@redcypher.org.uk. All support interactions with Red Cypher are treated confidentially.

How can I donate?

You can donate to Red Cypher using the CAF Donate link which is provided at the bottom of each page on the site.

At Red Cypher events there will be a payment hub which accepts card payments, we can also accept cash at these events.

If you wish to make a payment by cheque, please make this payable to Red Cypher and post to our Treasurer: 139 Woodville Road, Overseal, Derbyshire, DE12 6LX

If you wish to make a card payment over the phone, please call 01283 763427