Charity

There are a number of charities that provide a variety of services to our Armed Forces Community. Here are stories of Charity events taking place or news from Charities helping the AFC.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 @ 08:14
The death of a parent can impact a child in a number of ways and unmitigated can have the most damaging influence on future life chances. Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which was founded in 2010 by Army Widow Nikki Scott, provides a wide range of support and guidance to bereaved Forces children and young people.Commando Joe’s was founded by veteran, Mike Hamilton OBE in 2009, after years of serving with the Army. Mike and his elite team of...
Date Posted: Thursday, 8 April 2021 @ 15:32
The event, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been postponed twice due to COVID-19.The fifth Invictus Games, which will still be referred to as Invictus Games The Hague 2020, is set to start on 16 April 2022.It will take place over a week in the Dutch city and conclude on 22 April 2022.More than 500 participants from 20 countries are expected to take part in 10 adaptive sports events.Mart de Kruif, chairman of Invictu...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 @ 10:44
To date, Building Heroes hasgraduated over 1,500 veterans and service leavers through theprogramme, offering post-course support into employment, self-employment orfurther training. To help with this transition, the charity works with nationaland local employers who are committed to supporting veterans into a newcareer.  Thecourses give learners a massive uplift in confidence and motivation, providingvaluable new skills t...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 @ 10:43
The UK’s first fleet of uncrewed fighter aircraft is one step closer to becoming reality with the announcement of a £30m contract to design and manufacture a prototype.More than 100 jobs in Belfast will be supported by the three-year deal, the Ministry of Defence said.The aircraft, known as 'MOSQUITO', will be designed to fly alongside fighter jets at high speed, armed with missiles, surveillance and electroni...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 @ 09:17
Scotty’sLittle Soldiers, the charity for bereaved Forces children and young people, hasstarted 2021 by welcoming Lorna Vyse to the team, and she has lots of plans tostrengthen the support the charity already provides to children and youngpeople who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the ArmedForces.Scotty’sLittle Soldiers was founded in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott, a year after herhusband, Corporal Lee Scott, was k...
Date Posted: Friday, 18 September 2020 @ 08:23
New fund to improve life on base for ourserving personnel and serving familiesGrants of up to £20,000 are available for Armed Forcesbases and stations for projects that will develop better spaces for recreation,leisure or for our serving personnel to relax in while off duty, through thelaunch of the NAAFI Fund. The NAAFI Fund, launched today, will fund projects thatenhance welfare and improve quality of life for serving personnel and servin...
Date Posted: Monday, 14 September 2020 @ 15:09
   With various social restrictions still in place acrossthe county, the Trust were keen to support engaging and enjoyable projects thatsought to overcome the current challenges we are all facing and deliveractivities that bring people together in a safe way.Life in lockdown:Each of the projects supported had to show theiractivities could take place safely during any ongoing social restrictions. Thishas led to a great mix of distance le...
Date Posted: Thursday, 4 June 2020 @ 10:07
New funding to bring Forces communities togetherThe Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has launched an exciting new funding programme to support creative and engaging projects supporting the Armed Forces community during the Covid-19 pandemic.With funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the Forces Communities Together programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for six-month projects that can take place during social re...
Date Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2020 @ 14:22
On Remembrance Sunday last year, the nation watched as thousands of people took part in the Cenotaph March Past in London to remember our fallen heroes. Among them were a large group of children, recognisable in yellow and black scarves, all who have lost a parent who served the country. They are all members of Scotty’s Little Soldiers - a charity that supports bereaved British Forces children.With income currently low for all charities due...
Date Posted: Thursday, 5 March 2020 @ 13:39
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (theTrust) has announced 60 awards made from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s RemovingBarriers to Family Life programme, totalling just over £7M. Awards were made at two levels,medium grants of £30k to £100k and large grants of up to £300k or more, forexceptional, transformational work.Fundingtransformational workThe Trust has supported a wholerange of work to benefit Forces famil...
Date Posted: Thursday, 5 March 2020 @ 13:28
The Armed Forces Covenant FundTrust (the Trust) has announced the second round of Positive Pathways awards,part of the HM Treasury funded Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.£3,465,000 will support activity-basedprojects for Armed Forces veterans across the UK, from sports and outdoorpursuits to arts and drama-based activities and even archaeology.Veteran-ledsupportMelloney Poole, Chief Executiveof the Trust said: “It&rsq...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 March 2020 @ 08:25
Support for bereaved Armed Forcesschoolchildren under trailblazing initiative from charity Scotty’s LittleSoldiersA project which supports bereaved Armed Forces schoolchildren beenofficially launched at a special event at the House of Lords (held on theevening of Tuesday 25th February).Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to providing integralsupport to hundreds of children and young people across the UK who have lost apare...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 @ 14:38
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has madethe first awards under the popular Positive Pathways programme, part of theVeterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.Over £2.5 million has been awarded in the first round tosupport activities including vehicle restoration, sports for disabled veterans,sailing and sewing!Awards have been made across the UK. One awardee, Bravehound,based in in Scotland, will deliver a project bri...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 @ 14:15
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has made another31 awards under the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme.More than half a million pounds has been awarded toprojects across the UK who are tackling community integration and delivery oflocal services to Service communities.The Trust were pleased to have awarded more than £100,000 inthis round to projects in the Devolved Regions.Over £100,000 was awarded to proje...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 December 2019 @ 15:50
Entrain Space - The UK's first residential program of enterprise training for veterans is now open and taking applications. Entrain Space is designed to meet the needs of veterans transitioning from the military. When serving in the Forces, the time and space needed to focus on a future civilian life is often at a premium. Entrain Space exists to provide exactly that – time and space to retrain, to start a career and to reconnect with ...