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Charity Number: 1142956
Company Number: 07461043

Sharks Community Trust is the charitable arm of Sale Sharks, the North West’s only Premiership Rugby club. The charity was established in 2012 to help use rugby and sport for the wider community benefit, drawing on the core values of rugby, which are teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, to deliver a range of community engagement programmes.

The use of rugby and sport has been used for many years to engage young people, and it is this interest that Sharks Community Trust seeks to draw upon. This includes delivering numeracy programmes in the classroom, linking sport with encouraging healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, and delivering education particularly to young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The Trust also has a comprehensive disability and inclusion programme, ‘In The Pack’ delivering a mixture of multi-sports and wheelchair sports to people with special and additional needs along with a successful ex-service personnel programme ‘Sharks Forces’ that supports veterans and their families with the transition from service to civilian with housing, employment and social and physical activity support.

Contact Information

http://www.salesharks.com/community
community@salesharks.com
Sale Sharks High Performance Centre
Carrington Lane
Manchester
M31 4AE

Support Offered

We offer services and activities to improve the physical health, mental health and employability skills of ex-service personnel and their families. We give them a visibility within their community delivering the project at community venues. Delivering drop-in social hubs to develop and maintain relationships with individuals who are sceptical and nervous at engaging with civilian society. Enhancing personal and social skills such as communication skills and confidence along with increasing employability skills and their well-being. We also work with the veteran’s family, introducing an intergenerational approach. We use our relationship with community rugby clubs across the North West to create a social hub for the whole community. We use gym and sport facilities based within clubs and use the clubhouse to host themed workshops. We also work closely with rugby clubs to identify volunteering opportunities as part of the programme. We create and offer a wide range of sporting activities for Veterans who are blind or visually impaired, there is a huge gap in the local offering from other key stakeholders in regards to physical activities suitable for Veterans with additional needs.

Charity Number: 1136854

To provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 25 who have experienced the death of a parent who served with the armed forces of the crown.

Contact Information

http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk
hello@scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk
Unit 21 Bergen Way
King’s Lynn
PE30 2JG
08000 928 571

Support Offered

The charity is currently providing assistance to hundreds of bereaved Forces children and young people around the UK and services offered include guidance to parents and carers, access to professional child bereavement support, personal education and learning assistance (including grants) and fun activities such as holiday respite breaks and group events. These are all designed to remind the children and young people supported by Scotty’s that they are not alone.

Charity Number: 1184971
Company Number: 11843722

We support serving members of the Armed Forces, their partners and families; military veterans and those who have been bereaved; alongside the local community around where the Armed Forces are based.
We aim to improve the morale, welfare and recreation capabilities that promote the efficiency of the Armed Forces, by nurturing talent, broadening opportunity and supporting the mental, physical and emotional well-being needs. We aspire to create an inclusive and spirited Armed Forces Community wherein potential is realised and opportunity is maximised.
We provide sport and recreational facilities for serving and former members and their dependants in order to increase their physical fitness, promote esprit de corps.
We deliver bespoke welfare and recreation programmes which focus on the individual. Whether it’s the serving and their dependants, veterans, the bereaved, or the local communities which support our Armed Forces, we seek to enhance their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Contact Information

http://www.tedworthequestrian.co.uk/
info@tedworthequestrian.co.uk
Cromwell House
Hubert Hamilton Rd
Bulford Barracks
SP4 9JY

Support Offered

We’re constantly adapting our approach to best suit the needs of those who come to us for support. We provide the following programmes:
Therapy – bespoke activities and requires the careful combination of medical practitioner, equine expert, the individual and our horses.

Learning – projects under this programme assist both adults and children. They focus on developing life skills, values and building confidence and character.

Rehabilitation – deliver support to those rehabilitating from a range of issues. Current projects are focussing on addictions (drugs, alcohol and gambling) dependency, crime and behavioural issues.

Recovery – these programmes support those in recovery from anxiety and depression, grief, domestic abuse and isolation issues. The demand to support this latter group has significantly increased as a result of Covid-19.

Sport and Recreation – We support active lifestyles and the benefits they have on health and well-being. Therefore we make our equine centres affordable to all who wish to use them. We support the NHS in their delivery of a holistic approach to health and well being and the social prescribing of activities.

Firm Base – This programme supports our equine centres which provide the charity with a firm base from which to operate. The centres become vital welfare hubs which link together many families coping with isolation and welcome newcomers to the communities.

Virtual Equestrian Centre – thanks to the generous support of Sport England, Tedworth Equestrian’s ‘Virtual Equestrian Centre’ initiative uses a virtual platform to tackle inequality of opportunity and participation in equestrian activity. We aim to break down barriers, improve accessibility and work toward the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of the Armed Forces Community and the local communities in which the Armed Forces are based. The platform includes interactive zoom sessions and pre-recorded video content, tailored to the demands of equestrianism, and will be accessible to everyone online.

Equine Therapy Courses – thanks to funding from the Wiltshire Community Foundation and The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, The Armed Forces Equine Charity will work with Warrior Equine and Horseback UK to deliver four new equine therapy courses in 2021 that will help 40 people who are facing severe mental and physical health challenges. Attendees will work with the horses loose in a round-pen, building trust with the animals through body language, emotional control and stress management – all vital skills that can be translated into everyday life.
Veterans Polo – thanks to the generous 2 year Grant granted in May 2019 by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and co-funded by Tedworth Equestrian, the Veterans Polo Project aims to foster a sense of belonging among the veterans community. Delivered by Tedworth Park Polo Club, memberships range from social to corporate, accommodating all abilities and ambitions.

Charity Number: 305962
Scottish Charity Number: SC039057
Company Number: 00293432

Our mission is to help people between the ages of 12 and 18 to develop both personally and physically.

Contact Information

http://www.armycadets.com/acfa
acfa@armycadets.com
Holerness House
51-61 Clifton Street
London
EC2A 4DW

Support Offered

Promotion of the ACF as a youth movement, advice to the MoD and Army on the operation of the ACF and the national management of all non-military activities for cadets and their volunteer adult leaders

Youth organisation with large range of activities

Charity Number: 224760
Company Number: 223283

The Guild is set up to provide financial help, practical assistance and pastoral care to needy people residing within the Borough of Bolton. We have been doing this for more than one hundred years.
The Borough consists of Bolton, Horwich, Westhoughton, Farnworth, Blackrod and all the outlying villages plus anywhere else with a BL postcode who pays their council tax to Bolton Council.
Our Bolton Veterans Aid project provides support to an ever growing number of ex-serviceman and woman, and their families, resident in the Borough.

Contact Information

n/a
guildofhelp@btconnect.com
Scott House
27 Silverwell Street
Bolton
BL1 1PP

Support Offered

The Guild has been providing assistance to needy people in Bolton since 1905.
Assistance offered includes the provision of white & brown goods, school uniforms, and debt management advice via our partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Also, benefits checks via our partnership with Citizens Advice. But we will consider any reasonable requests for help and each case is judged on its merits.
The Guild also acts as a referral agency to local food banks. And, in partnership with Bolton Lions, we provide needy families with sacks of toys at Christmas
We work in partnership with SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and, also, the Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans in support of the military family within the Borough

Charity Number: 272671

Funding the education of sons and daughters of Forces Personnel of all ranks killed or wounded while serving their country

Radley College has a long history of helping families affected by death and injury in warfare. In 1917 The Radley College War Memorial was created with donations from former pupils and their families to provide a Radley education for the sons of Old Radleians killed in The Great War.

Today, the Governors of Radley are keen to build on this heritage by recognising the outstanding dedication and sacrifice of our current Service men and women.

Contact Information

http://www.radley.org.uk/The-Radley-Foundation
colin.dudgeon@radley.org.uk
Radley College
Abingdon
OX14 2HR
01235 543000

Support Offered

As a result, the Radley Armed Forces Fund has been created with The Radley Foundation for the sole purpose of raising funds to help finance the education of sons and daughters of killed and injured Service men and women of all ranks throughout the Armed Forces. The boys will be educated at Radley College, near Oxford, and the girls at either Downe House, near Newbury, or St Mary’s Calne in Wiltshire – with whom Radley has close ties. All three schools are single sex boarding schools although Downe House and St Mary’s Calne can accept day pupils.

Charity Number: 226446
Scottish Charity Number: SC038199

Seafarers UK is a charity that provides grants to other front line charities working right across the maritime sector. We support charities that help seafarers or ex-seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. We also give grants to maritime youth groups and charities that help seafarers’ families, including widows and children.

Contact Information

https://www.theseafarerscharity.org/
contact@theseafarerscharity.org
8 Hatherley Street
London
SW1P 2QT
0207 932 5972

Support Offered

Seafarers UK supports mainly UK-based charities that provide help across a broad spectrum of welfare need including housing, debt, injury, relationship breakdown and family bereavement. Occasionally we provide grants to maritime charities from other Commonwealth countries.

Charity Number: 1172407

Aiming to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people. Through the VC Gallery, we work to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.
We offer a positive support network, a creative space to help people re-connect through art, workshops, local events and opportunities within the area. We provide a diverse support network to empower and help develop a united, positive and safe environment. We provide weekly art sessions, outreach workshops within schools, memory cafes, retirement homes and for third sector organisations.
We offer a breakfast club once a week and help with housing issues, benefit problems and employment support.

Contact Information

http://www.thevcgallery.com
admin@thevcgallery.com
30 High Street
Haverfordwest
SA61 2DA

Support Offered

We offer peer mentor help, guidance and expertise with all veteran affairs.
We have excellent referral pathways with national organisations and our local Authority, keeping a close connection with the individual we work with a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome at all times.
Our expertise is offering a vibrant, creative space where people can socialise and expressive themselves through art, that can be at our art workshops, or volunteering at memory cafes, schools and residential homes.

Charity Number: 1155953

Our Vision:
To be there for those who have served in any of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) for one day’s service or more, their families and dependents, who experience adverse issues and conditions, discrimination, or disadvantage during transition from military service, through resettlement, and in civilian life.
Our Mission Statement:
To help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces , their spouses, children, and dependents by working in partnership with others to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment , and welfare.
Our Values:
The Veterans Contact Point values its effective partnership working, demonstrating a non – judgemental diverse approach, challenging inequality and discrimination, by offering a professional, ethical, and accessible quality service to serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their families and dependents, empowering and aiding them to improve their lives and well-being within the community

The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) is a local military charity supporting veterans and their families in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull. The VCP started as a Veteran to Veteran run information, referral and peer support centre in 2011 to improve the access to support and information for serving and former members of the UK Armed Forces.

In February 2014 the VCP became a registered as military charity (Charity no: 1155953). It remains a veteran run organisation staffed totally by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, and who are committed to helping the local Armed Forces Community. The VCP offers an office base for partners and organisations who provide additional support, these include: SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry; Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Armed Forces Mental Health; Veterans UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; Warrior Programme; Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire AFCC; The Parachute Regimental Associations; Ubique Partnerships Limited and many more.

We ensure that every penny donated or raised is used in direct support of local Veterans and their families in the community. We provide information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities. We also help veterans who have been in contact with the law through our Criminal Justice Partnership’s, providing a referral and information helpline service (telephone: 02476 348227).

We are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 hours. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or by dropping in at the VCP.

Contact Information

http://www.veteranscontactpoint.co.uk/
contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk
Bentley Road
Nuneaton
CV11 5LR
02476 343793

Support Offered

Objects:
The relief in need of former members of the Armed Services, their spouses, children and dependents or organisations supporting their needs in particular but not exclusively by:
(i) providing or assisting in the provision of schemes for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining and employment; and
(ii) providing or assisting in the provision of grants, items and services for their benefit
 To provide a safe environment.
 To provide a professional assessment of needs.
 To provide a weekly job club & job preparation activities.
 To provide training courses where appropriate, leading to a recognised qualification or accreditation.
 To promote awareness of needs through presentations, partnership working, marketing and fund raising events.
 To provide mentoring/peer support.
 To promote and develop the use of the Armed Forces Centre and its resources to the wider community.
 To support and promote, with others the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Company Number: 05969256

The University of Winchester remains committed to the mission it has served for 175 years, since 1840: ‘to educate, to advance knowledge and to serve the common good.’ The University provides values-driven higher education through excellent programmes of study, sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality.

The University of Winchester leads the Service Children’s Progression Alliance (SCiP Alliance), which seeks to champion the success of children from military families through further and higher education into thriving careers and lives. In keeping with our commitment to serve the common good and our strong relationships with many local and national partners supporting armed forces families, the Alliance incorporates both research and practice hubs designed to help professionals help children and young people succeed at every stage of their education journey.

Contact Information

http://www.winchester.ac.uk
wp@winchester.ac.uk
The University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
SO22 4NR

Support Offered

Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel (UNSWIS) programme, which provides work experience, taster sessions, and advisory visits for veterans.

Heritage for Heroes – undergraduate archaeology programme, which supports skills and career development for wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.

University experience days, advice and aspiration- and awareness-raising support for children and young people, and their teachers, in Hampshire and the surrounding area.

The Service Children’s Progression Alliance – the university leads the SCiP Alliance, which develops pioneering research and practice designed to enhance the practice of professionals in schools, colleges and universities through an online hub and a range of supporting projects.

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