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: 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 ...
Date Posted: Friday, 27 September 2019 @ 09:07
Ex-Service personnel make up 3 per cent of those accessing homelessness services in England. That translates to over 1,000 ex-Service personnel classed as homeless, and up to 4,000 requiring urgent support to find accommodation, every year.In 2018 together with the Cobseo Housing Cluster ​Stoll began a campaign to reduce homelessness among Veterans as close to zero as possible.Stoll and Riverside commissioned research, funded by th...
Date Posted: Friday, 2 August 2019 @ 09:38
Building Heroes provides skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades. Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.We have now released dates for the FREE Property Maintenance Course for 2019 – 2020. and are pleased toannounce that we are able to take double numbers (so 24 people) at our West Sussex tra...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 @ 14:12
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (theTrust) is delighted to have made the first ever awards under the Veterans’Community Centres Programme, with 11 worthy projects taking a share of justover £220,000 to improve the facilities available to veterans in their localcommunities. Whether new carpets, repairs to a roof,disabled access, improved lighting and more – the Trust has supported projects who’veshown that funding is t...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 08:00
A teenager fromPreston is aiming to become the youngest soldier in the world, and the thirdyoungest person ever, to row across the Atlantic Ocean.17-year-old KianHelm, a Kingsman undergoing training to join the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment,has embarked upon a gruelling fitness regime with three other servicemen to getready for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in late-December.“I’m lookingforward to working together as a te...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 @ 14:03
What is it? The Frontline Walk is a physical and emotional challenge towalk in the footsteps of those who served and fought for our freedom inWW1. It is 100km over 3 days, from theSomme to Ypres.Who isit for?The walk is run by the Army Benevolent Fund:The Soldiers’ Charity. The ABF gives a lifetime of support to soldiers andveterans from the British Army, and their immediate families. They make grants toindividuals and support a wide range ...
Date Posted: Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 08:40
Devon based entrepreneur and Royal Navy veteran, JamesO’Malley, 47, will lead the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge in April thisyear, and preparations are ramping up, with training weekends across Wales,Scotland, and France.  James, together with a team of30 challengers – (made up of ex-professional rugby players, business people and charityworkers), will be tested to the max, not just to trek across treacherousterrain in th...