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Charity Number: 310952

Forces Children Scotland supports children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to reach their potential and thrive. We achieve this by working collaboratively across sectors to drive improvements which reflect and support the unique challenges they face. We amplify their voices, ensuring they are heard and influence the development of policy and practice.

We support the children and young people of Scottish regular and reservist personnel as well as veterans of all arms of the British Armed Forces, who reside anywhere across the United Kingdom. We also support the children and young people of regular and reservist personnel who aren’t Scottish and are currently based or residing in Scotland.

Contact Information

https://forceschildrenscotland.org.uk/
admin@forceschildrenscotland.org.uk
15 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0131 240 2224

Support Offered

• We create opportunities for children and young people to be heard, make new friends and get involved in lots of different, creative ways
• We give financial support in different ways for children, young people and their families including our School Children’s Fund, College & University Student’s Fund, Support in a Crisis, Family Time Break Fund, Young Carers Support
• We deliver projects and services that help support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing and education and learning
• We provide advice and support to those who support children and young people through a programme of training, resources, research, and access to our advisory service
• We build sector partnerships to help influence change in policy and practice

Charity Number: 1145688
Company Number: 7855145

FIMT Objectives are:

The prevention and relief of poverty ,the protection of mental and physical health and the relief of sickness and need amongst serving and former serving members of the armed forces by means of the provision of mentoring, services, facilities and equipment to support their treatment, rehabilitation, resettlement, education, training and employment and thereby support their transition to civilian life
The protection of the mental and physical health, and the relief of poverty of the families and dependants of serving and former serving members of the armed forces in all cases for the benefit of the public.

Contact Information

http://www.fim-trust.org/
enquiries@fim-trust.org
Forces in Mind Trust Office
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street,London
SW1W 9RB

Support Offered

Company Number: 4944719

The Armed Forces Outreach Service (AFOS) is a local authority partnership. Gateshead Council is the lead organisation but AFOS is a partnership with local authorities and social housing providers in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Northumberland.

Contact Information

http://www.gatesheadhousing.co.uk
AbigailSmith@gateshead.gov.uk
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street,Gateshead
NE8 1JN

Support Offered

The Armed Forces Community Outreach Service provides a single point of contact for those due to be discharged, veterans, serving reservists and all family members. Based within a housing setting, the service provides housing advice and support but support and advice can also be provided on a range of issues including benefits, debt, pensions, substance mis-use, accessing employment, education, accessing community groups and any aspects of the general transition into civilian life. Advice and support can be provided directly or through partnership work and signposting to more specialist agencies. All of our existing staff have previously served in the forces and understand the barriers that the transition into civilian life can bring. The service operates across the area of Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Northumberland.

Benvolence for Royal Navy and Royal Marines seafarers, grants, donations, pensions, sheltered housing and education (parent charity for the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook)

Contact Information

http://www.grenhosp.org.uk
enquiries@grenhosp.org.uk
Gate House
1 Farringdon Street
London
020 7396 0150

Support Offered

Block grants, donations, pensions administered through the RNRMC

3 sheltered housing schemes, for former RN and RM mariners over 60 yrs of age, their spouses, partners, widows and widowers

Limited number of bursaries for full boarders at RHS for the children and grandchildren of RN, RM and British Merchant Navy.

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Employment & Enterprise – we provide training, coaching and job brokerage support as well as creating transitional employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions within our social enterprises. We provide specialist services for particular groups led by people with lived experience.

Community engagement
Landscape design and build
Early intervention to support health and wellbeing
Safe and sustainable business support
Youth focused coaching, training and leadership programmes

Contact Information

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt
greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk
Trafford Ecology Park
Lake Road
Trafford Park,Manchester
M17 1TU

Support Offered

Operation Re-org is the area of our work that has specific relevance to the military community. Operation Re-Org is our ex-military skills for employment programme; it helps veterans who have struggled to find permanent employment because of difficult personal circumstances such as physical injuries, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, homelessness or having a criminal record.

We work with local forces charities to identify veterans who may benefit from our help. The programme, which is led by Terry Morley, a veteran who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Regiment, includes:
– Personalised assessment to identify support needed and establish goals
– Intensive 1-1 mentoring, support and training to build skills and confidence
– Development of a ‘working mind-set’ – essential workplace behaviours
– Job brokerage services to support people into job vacancies followed with 6 months in work support
– Bespoke training packages to support veterans back in to employment including accredited qualifications e.g. health and safety, first aid and CSCS.

The aim of the programme is for veterans to progress into sustained employment and gain long-lasting positive changes in their personal circumstances as a result of having a regular salary and routine, the opportunity to learn new skills, increased social interaction and improvements in confidence and feelings of self-worth.

We also provide additional IAG support services and work with a wide range of employers in the public and private sector to help them recruit armed forces veterans into their workforce.

We are also a specialist provider of employment focused support services for people that have a criminal record, including through the gate support for people that have served a custodial sentence.

Charity Number: 1120920
Company Number: 6363256

Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country.

Contact Information

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk
14 Parker’s Close
Downton Business Centre
Downton
SP5 3RB

Support Offered

Support is provided to individuals, other service charities, to enhance recovery facilities through capital build projects and at four Recovery Centres across the UK, which support veterans and serving personnel as part of the Defence Recovery Capability.

General Enquiries: 0300 303 9888

Welfare Support: 01980 844388

Scottish Charity Number: SC049263

ICARUS is a veteran-led mental health treatment charity. We provide therapy, counselling and help for the range of difficulties and problems which often evolve from trauma, PTSD or other commonly related conditions, such as anger-management, excessive alcohol use and drug abuse. We are open to all the uniformed services, whether in the Army, Navy or the Air Force.
Treatment for veterans is FREE of charge, regardless of rank, unit, service record or age. We also treat serving personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.icaruscharity.org
hello@icaruscharity.org
Third Floor
3 Hill Street
New Town, Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0333 987 5055

Support Offered

At ICARUS we have developed a flexible and sympathetic treatment model which recognises the unique nature of military service and the military mindset and explored and adopted new concepts and treatment protocols, working on the basis that no ‘one size fits all’. Effective treatment has to be tailored to the individual and their personal circumstances. Reintegration back into civilian life often causes additional complications along with employment issues and drug and alcohol abuse. Even managing practical matters can impact on a veteran’s mental health. We try to offer veterans as much support and time as they require, to enable them to lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

All calls and enquiries are conducted in complete privacy. We understand the immediacy. You will be contacted and seen within 24 hours. All our sessions are online, using applications such as Zoom or Skype. Virtual treatment allows us to be more flexible with times and availability.

The majority of our team at ICARUS are connected to the armed forces – veterans themselves, married to veterans or closely associated with serving personnel. This veteran-to-veteran approach has been absolutely integral to the success of the charity, allowing an immediate understanding of the problems being faced, providing reassurance and support. Shared personal experience is a critical factor in dealing with the major crises that affect many of our veterans.

Charity Number: 1159482
Company Number: 9318784

The Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) seeks to inspire communities through the power of the unconquerable spirit.
We encourage greater international understanding and respect for those who serve their country by inspiring recovery and supporting the rehabilitation of wounded, injured or sick (WIS) military Service personnel and veterans.

Contact Information

https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/
info@invictusgames.org
190 Great Dover Street
SE1 4YB
02038484650

Support Offered

The Invictus Games Foundation uses the Invictus Games to inspire recovery and demonstrate the resilience of the Invictus Community. We improve lives through our support to sports recovery activities. And we share best practice and collaborate to influence research and increase knowledge around trauma, recover, rehabilitation and the power of sport.

The Invictus Games Foundation:
• Uses the power of sport to develop and deliver international competitions of adaptive sport
through the Invictus Games.
• Supports initiatives for WIS to regain a sense of purpose.
• Supports initiatives for WIS to re-engage with and contribute to their communities.
• Curates and shares best practice to foster greater international collaboration for recovery
and rehabilitation.

Charity Number: 210173

Founded in 1803 to assist the many casualties of the Napoleonic Wars, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is the oldest military charity of its kind and has been providing support to the Armed Forces Community on behalf of the Lloyd’s market for over two hundred years.

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is a registered charity independent of Lloyd’s. For more information on our governance, accounts and finances, please visit the Charity Commissions website.

Contact Information

http://www.lloyds.com/about-lloyds/corporate-social-responsibility/charity/patriotic-fund
Responsiblebusiness@lloyds.com
Lloyd's
One Lime Street
London
EC3M 7HA
+44 (0)20 7327 5921

Support Offered

Today, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund supports serving and ex-service personnel and their families, with a particular focus on those who are disabled or facing poverty, illness and hardship. Since 2010, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has made grants of over £2.4 million to help Britain’s Armed Forces. Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund provides long-term support to a number of partner organisations but also makes additional grants for special projects to respond to the need arising, which is considered on an annual basis.

Charity Number: 313525

The Council of the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund offers for competition a variety of educational Scholarships for those reading for their first degree.

Contact Information

http://www.lknmf.com/
secretary@LKNMF.com
Maryfield
Queen Mary Avenue
Basingstoke
RG21 5PE
07931378876

Support Offered

Up to a maximum of 25 scholarships tenable from October each year. The Scholarships are available for the sons and daughters of those serving, or have served in the British Armed Services and intend to read for their first degree.

From time to time, Scholarships are also available for application from serving members, under the age of 30, who wish to study for their first degree.

In addition, if funding permits, Scholarships to INSEAD, for those studying for an MBA, may also become available.

All Scholarships are awarded after competition interview and only in the year the degree course starts.

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