The account is published annually in the Wire magazine so look through some back issues.
How long have you been in the Corps, this should of been explained to you. Have you gone on any adventure training? Used new sports kit? seen a new camp welfare faciltiy built? Chances are if you did it was subsidised by the fund.
Thanks for the Link, just had a quick look. To be honest, bit curious why there is so much money in the pot if it is spent on what the website states. I am not saying that the fund should constantly be in the red every year, but I dont see the point in keeping that amount of money for a rainy day, especially when everyone is just about working flat out in various theatres. Maybe more could be spent on facilities and morale boosting events than is currently being done. I am not trying to open a can of worms here, just asking the question.
The 8 million in the fund isnt cash assets. There is a great deal invested (indeed the fund makes around 300 grand a year from its investments). I would imagine having that much capitol allows more to be given to the charities/museum/white helmets etc than is actually donated through subscriptions.
The mess funds are the bit over 100% of a days pay that disapears each year. Its mainly used to fund Corps dinners etc and make donations to other messes or messes with a few R Sigs soldiers in them to buy something with a Signals theme for the Mess. I cant believe any of it has ever been spent on the HQ Mess or maybe a small amount to fit the ACME stinks of the gents system into the portacabins.